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    The Kraken Black Spiced Rum (700ml)

    Indiana, UNITED STATES
    $56. 99 Bottle
    $683.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    A blend of Caribbean rums that should appeal to fans of rich, navy-style rum. Many years ago, in the Caribbean Islands, a ship carrying a large quantity of black spiced rum mysteriously disappeared. It is rumored that the ship was attacked by the Kraken, a legendary sea monster known for its deadly tentacles, razor sharp teeth, and insatiable appetite. Even though this story can't be proven, the stories still remain, along with a respectful fear of the sea. The lost barrels of rum were renamed after the Kraken, to both honour and appease him.

    Tasting note: 47% ABV is standard for this elsewhere, however the Australian import is a lighter bottling. Pours sienna brown with copper edges and offers aromas of chico lollies, creamy soda, subdued vanilla and caramel with the spices otherwise indiscernible. Medium weighted and broad in the mouth with moderate sweetness including flavours of chico lollies, dilute maple syrup and creamy soda. Pleasant spicy warmth to finish. Not overtly spiced in the traditional sense. It would be more compelling at a higher proof. Easy drinking. 40% Alc./Vol.