After one sip, you’ll be battling the monster within.

The legend of Kraken Black Spiced Rum. It is said that a ship carrying one of the largest quantities of black spiced rum ever to be brought over from the Caribbean islands, for unexplained reasons, never reached its destination. Stories were plentiful, and while an attack by the Kraken is suspected, no stories were ever confirmed. Barrels carrying this black spiced rum drifted off the ship into the sea and the rum was renamed after the Kraken as a tribute (some say as a sacrifice) to this beast’s unchallengeable power and might. As they say, “To not respect the power of the Kraken is to not respect the sea.”

My first experience with Kraken Rum was on Siesta Key at the Daiquiri Deck this October. To tell you the truth the name and bottle design sucked me in. I’m a sucker for creative design. The Kraken Rum daiquiri was extremely flavorful and I ordered another one.

Then last weekend I bought a bottle of this mysterious rum to call my own. Last night I cracked open the Kraken for a little boat drink inspiration. I took a couple sips of my Scurvy Dog cocktail and could feel the warm inspiration coming to life. Or did I just awaken the Kraken within. Hard to say.

The Scurvy Dog Cocktail Recipe

  • 3 oz Kraken
  • 1/2 lime squeezed
  • Ginger ale to top

Mixing Instructions
Build your drink in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir once. Raise your glass and toast.

Best enjoyed under the dark of night, all lamps snuffed, quiet as possible, lest the beast awaken from it’s slumber.

The rum is distilled in Trinidad and Tobago with a secret blend of 13 spices, and inspired by the Kraken’s legendary strength it weighs in at 94 proof and has a dark black color reminiscent of giant squid’s ink.

Put a Beast in your Belly! Let me know if you’ve had Kraken rum and what you thought.

Cheers Castaways, happy Boat Drinks!

Don’t forget to get your Castaway Koozies before Christmas! I’ll rush it to you.


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  1. BigKahunaBrew December 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Agreed! I loved the bottle and label, so I bought the rum. The bottle is nothing compared to the rum inside. It is under rated, under publicized and it is under lock and key at my house!

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    RumShopRyan December 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the comment BigKahuna. I am looking forward to my next Kraken cocktail as well. Cheers!

  3. Mad Gringo December 9, 2010 at 10:34 am
  4. MAP February 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    We LOVE The Kraken…..recently hosted a blind spiced rum tasting….it came in second with the group but The Kraken came in first as far as I am concerned. Kilo Kat actually came in first which although extremely tastey I would prefer to have this just straight up on the rocks. Amazing flavors. Love BlackBeard! Admiral Nelson is pretty good. Needless to say we love spiced rum and we have a freezer full of it to prove it! The only thinkg worth doing with the Cruzan spiced rum is to make RUM BALLS! AHOY!

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    RumShopRyan February 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for the comment MAP. I will raise my sipping glass of Kraken tonight to you my friend. Cheers!

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