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Old 03-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Review: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is a new spiced rum from Proximo Spirits. It is an imported black rum from the Caribbean, reputedly infused with 11 secret spices. The rum is named after the legendary sea monster which is claimed to have attacked sailing ships in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. This is a 94 proof black spiced rum.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…The rum is very dark with what looks like a kind of dark brown and plum colouration. A moderate amount of legs are apparent when I swirl the glass, and a mildly spicy licorice, cinnamon and molasses rise into the air. I catch faint wiffs of cloves, plum preserves, and black cherries as well…”

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Review: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

As well I have went out on limb and designed a new cocktail for this rum which I playfully call, My Pet Squid. Enjoy!
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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If you're wondering, as I was, about the origin of the base spirit, it is from Angostura in Trinidad, shipped to Ohio where it is blended and bottled.
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Thanks for the review!

I tried the Kraken recently and found it very... interesting. I got the licorice a lot and a heap of spices. I only tried a bit on the rocks so I'd have to try again before making a call. I'd like to try it in a rum and Coke and see how it performs.

FWIW, I love the label!
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I was wondering about the source spirit, and could find no reliable information for the review. Thanks Ed.

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The source of Angostura makes complete sense with what I noted as a milder, sweeter black rum.
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I tasted this rum with my Proximo rep and I have to say I really enjoyed it. He told me a weird story about the origin of the name, but I found it unbelievable.
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I believe this is bottled in southern Indiana, not Ohio.

I have a bottle of this that I am very anxious to try, but not before I finish off another bottle or two to make room.

*runs off to read another quality review*
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