The Kraken Spiced Rum

The Kraken The Kraken Spiced RumNamed after a sea beast of myth and legend, The Kraken is strong yet smooth rum with a scarily dark colour and one of the coolest bottles we’ve seen in ages.  Its ominous colour and striking Victorian flagon-style bottle are a reminder of the beast that lends the rum its name, with two glass handles mimicking the eyes of the Kraken itself.   The liquid inside manages to be just as interesting as appearance suggests, with spiced Caribbean rum aged and subtly enriched with exotic spices including cinnamon, ginger and clove.  Swirling the rum around a glass creates distinctive tentacle-like drips as the rich liquid seeps back to the depths, and the thick, spiced caramel-like, taste lingers long after each sip.  With so much theatre and flavour to enjoy, we reckon drinking The Kraken is best kept simple, so pour some over ice or with ginger beer and lime for fiery cocktail. £22.99 from Majestic, Selfridges, Sainsbury’s www.thedrinkshop.co.uk