Architeuthis Dux: leader, commander, chief and captain of the genus of giant squid!
As it is told, The Kraken Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with 13 secret spices.
A ship carrying spiced rum from the Caribbean was attacked by a monstrous Kraken. The Beast thrust upon the ship its massive limbs, plunging the vessel and the men on board into impenetrable darkness. All of the barrels of rum were destroyed except one, which was badly stained by the squid’s black ink. It was dubbed “The Kraken Rum.” It is now known as a liquid of unparalleled darkness.
Launched in the UK in early 2010, and it has an extraordinarily rich, spicy flavour. Kraken Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with 13 secret spices.
Aromas of spice and toffee with lashings of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg on the tongue.
Enjoy with coke or as a worthy addition to your Mai Tai punch bowl!
ABV - 40%
Dark Matter was the first dedicated rum distillery in Scotland. It came about after a holiday to the Carribean when the founders wanted to visit a rum distillery but could not find one that would accept visitors. They casually remarked that it would be easier to build a distillery themselves at which point Dark Matter Distillers sprang to life. "Our curiosity drives us while science inspires us. Combining knowledge and imagination we obsessively pursue flavour through systematic study, observation and experiment."
It took four years for Dark Matter Spiced Rum to evolve from an idea to reality but it has proved a successful venture and this Scottish rum now has fans all over the world.
Dark Matter Spiced Rum is a molasses-based rum with flavours of bell pepper, fresh ginger, green peppercorns and allspice. It is, according to the distillers, the taste equivalent of warping into a liquid black hole but without every atom in your body being crushed to an infinitely small point. We have no idea either - perhaps more tasting is required!
A delicious blend of Caribbean rum, El Dorado 15 Year Old marries spirits from the Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills, the Port Mourant double wooden pot still and the Versailles single wooden pot still. All the tasty spirits are blended and then aged in bourbon oak casks before bottling. This was rated the best rum in the world at the International Wine and Spirit Competition four years running, and for good reason.
Think Christmas cake, aromas of candied peel, allspice, cinnamon, dried fruit and golden syrup. Drink neat with or without ice and embrace the spicy dried fruit, with intermingled with layers of honey, gingerbread and toasty oak.
ABV - 43%
Goslings Black Seal rum is a unique blend by Gosling Brothers of Bermuda, the original recipe being a closely guarded family secret that has been handed down over many generations. Originally called "Old Rum" it was available on draught out of oak barrels, Finally, after World War One, Black Seal was sold in Champagne bottles, the most widely available bottle at the time. The cork was sealed with black sealing wax, hence the name Black Seal although the seal now appears on the label.
The signature serve is with ginger beer in a Dark 'n' Stormy. Interestingly, this cocktail is actually trademarked by the Gosling brothers.
Fruitcake, spice and herbal on the nose, stewed fruits and spices on the tongue and a spicy tangy finish.
ABV - 40%
The story goes, that a ship carrying one of the largest quantities of black spiced rum ever to be exported from the Caribbean islands never reached its destination. Stories were plentiful, and while an attack by the Kraken is suspected, no stories were ever confirmed. Barrels carrying the black spiced rum drifted across the sea, and when discovered it was renamed after the Kraken.
Kraken Rum is a blend of Caribbean rums that should certainly suit any fans of rich, navy-style rum. The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is a dark spiced Caribbean rum brewed in Trinidad and Tobago using molasses and local sugar cane. Kraken rum blends hints of nut, vanilla with aromas of coffee, cinnamon, ginger and clove, creating a fantastic flavour that might just fill the Sailor Jerry sized hole in your heart. This rum is gluten free, and contains a hearty blend of spices.
ABV = 40.0%.
Proud undiluted Jamaican spirit.
A legend in Jamaica, Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is flavourful, full-strength and full of character.
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is a very special blend of rums from Wray & Nephew's estates. It is crystal clear and has a fruity natural aroma with overtones of molasses. It complexity adds a unique character to cocktails and is the essential ingredient in authentic Jamaican rum punch, as well as the secret ingredient in many rum-based signature drinks.
In Jamaica Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is not just a drink, it infuses the culture of Jamaica and pours through different aspects of the Jamaican people's social lives as part of the ritual and everyday living. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is as much a part of Jamaica as the black green and gold of the Country’s flag.
ABV = 63.0%.
Back in 1938, two friends with a passion for making rum decided to go their own way. Using oak barrels to pioneer a new ageing process, their rums took on such depth and smooth complexity, that even the government were convinced and changed the very laws of rum-making to enhance its quality. The benchmark for future generations was set, and Venezuelan rum was redefined forever.
Locally grown sugar cane reaches the distillery within 24 hours, ensuring the flavour and sugar content of their molasses remain of the highest quality. Their Amazonian location gives them an excellent source of natural mineral water, which is critical to the final quality of the rum. Unlike many distilleries, Pampero continues to use three different distillation processes for a purer, higher quality rum. After its initial distillation, the alcohol can be made 'lighter' or 'heavier' by undergoing its second and third distillations in a column, kettle, or pot still. Venezuela's high humidity, high temperatures, and nightly temperature drops provide intensive ageing conditions all year round, leading to a maturation rate approximately three times greater than that of scotch or cognac.
There’s more to Pampero Blanco than meets the eye. A good white rum should be fresh, clean, easy to mix and easy to drink. Blanco is all of these, but it’s also an aged rum, made from a blend of traditional white rum aged for up to 4 years.
Unlike most white rums which are distilled in column stills, the heavier rums of the Blanco blend are distilled in traditional copper pot stills, like those used for Scotch Whisky. Ex-whisky white oak casks lend Blanco its fruity notes and originally a golden colour, which is later removed through charcoal filtering. It is a Light, creamy and simple rum with flavours of blackcurrant, candy floss, green apple, banana, toffee and vanilla.