Kraken Spiced Rum—or, as they would have it, "the beast in your belly"—claims to base its heritage on a large shipment of rum supposedly brought down by the mythical Kraken. The rum itself is black and meant to evoke images of the squid-like ink.
The brand is owned by the Kraken Rumn Company but appears to be sourced by private label contract out of Angostura Distillers. The federal Tax and Trade Bureau is a little confusing with multiple filings in Indiana (Proximo Spirits) and Florida (Mango Bottlers), which makes us wonder if the flavoring and bottling is done in the US with imported rum.
The 2011 Wine Enthusiast review cautions that Kraken is "too intense for sipping alone," but "tempered with mixers like ginger ale and lime juice, it has the potential to add rich spice and intrigue in all the right places