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The Kraken Attacks Illinois
About The Kraken Attacks IllinoisReleased in 2021, The Kraken Attacks is a limited-edition collection of Caribbean black spiced rums. The Kraken Attacks Illinois is as “dark as Lake Michigan on a moonless night”. Crafted with natural flavors and caramel color, this black spiced rum has apparently been spotted from the Mississippi to Wabash, even trying a deep dish pizza on the way. An exceptionally flavorful and smooth rum with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg, it delivers a lingering and spicy finish that is best enjoyed in classic rum cocktails.
First introduced in 2010, Kraken Rum is a Caribbean black spiced Rum, produced by US-based Proximo Spirits. The base rum is a molasses-base rum from Trinidad where it’s made with locally grown sugar cane. Kraken Rum is inspired by the Kraken, a giant mythical sea monster. According to the legend of the Kraken, once upon a time in the Caribbean Islands, a ship carrying a large amount of black spiced Rum disappeared mysteriously – and with it all the sailors. Rumor has it that the ship carrying the black spiced rum was attacked by the Kraken as the monster resided in the blackest depths of the sea, emerging only to destroy and devour entire ships. Only one barrel of rum survived, stained by the squid's black ink – it was named “The Kraken Rum”.
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.