‘Kraken’ is the BEST RUM EVER (and I haven’t even tasted it yet)

Brace yerselves, mates, for it’s the end of an era. For decades the spiced rum market has been dominated by one name – Captain Morgan (The REAL Morgan, by the way, was a poser pirate and a traitor to the cause. Plus he couldn’t sail for damn, so it’s fitting that sooner or later his namesake rum would be sunk.) Well, no longer – Kraken Rum is on the scene, and they stand ready to do some serious damage to their competitor’s market share. Why? Simple – Kraken Rum is the BEST RUM EVER.

Of course, I haven’t actually tried it yet. But check out the promotional package they sent me:

One bottle of Kraken Spiced Rum, one CD full of the Kraken’s tales, a hardbound book of stories, history, and recipes, genuine (likely fake) kraken ink and tooth, a wall chart showing the kraken’s enormous scale – even a personal letter addressed to their “Esteemed Colleague.” That’s right – *I’m* an esteemed colleague of Kraken Rum! I bet next Christmas they’ll even invite me over for dinner. And did I mention it was all in a custom Kraken box, sealed in wax? I mean, seriously, when’s the last time Captain Morgan, or any of those other wannabe spiced rums (I’m looking at you Sailor Jerry and Kilo Kai) ever sent me something this nice? The answer: NEVER.

Soon I’ll actually taste the rum. And then write a review. Until then, I remain confident in my statement that Kraken Rum is the best rum I ain’t never tasted. Oh, and don’t forget to check out their website.

Other Valuable Sources

History of Pirates
Pirates in Caribbean Waters
Caribbean Region
Caribbean vacation packages
Punta Cana all inclusive
Pirate Waters of Punta Cana

Comments (27)

  1. dreadsteel

    I can say that I am impressed and all I have to look at is a website, a picture, and a link that won’t tell me where to get some…

  2. Capt Doom

    I agree that if I could find out how to get some I would get me filthy hands on some. Need to Know how to get it!!!!!

  3. rumpiratemichael

    I seen the Kraekn once-td, and I inked me pants! Where does one get such wonderous spirit??????

  4. Captain McCool

    Fecking brilliant! I don’t even drink and I want this. Bad.

  5. Dave Nichols

    Oi Bilgie,

    Let’s review this stuff in Pirates magazine! BTW, Happy New Year, mate!

  6. Nick Hoffman

    Poser Pirate?!?!?! I’ll give you that he ended up turning traitor, but even that’s sort of a pirate move. Not a fan of Captain Morgan rum really, but Morgan the pirate? He had some high points :)

  7. Bilge (Post author)

    The man was a landlubber, though and through. Wrecked more ships (his own) than you can count. A brilliant tactician, aye, but he did it all in the name of the king. Twren’t no pirate at all. Privateers are posers, and landlubbing privateers doubly so, high points or no >:)

  8. Nick Hoffman

    Were you hurt by a privateer? a relationship with a privateer went badly? I feel your pain. Morgan was one of the most successful pirates ever. The Spanish surely would have tried him as a pirate. Bite your tongue about privateers, most of them took the authority they were given and acted more like true pirates, so what if they were serving a crown or country on paper…

  9. Nick Hoffman

    A great man once described him as a “pirate of truly legendary proportions” when reviewing a book about Henry Morgan. I have to agree. ;)

  10. Bilge (Post author)

    Er… I was drunk!

    :P

  11. rumpiratemichael

    Drunk on Captn’ Morgan?……….!

  12. Nick Hoffman

    I’m thinking of naming our baby Morgan, I had to take a stand.

  13. mungo

    Fond of Pusser’s meself, but I keeps an open mind where alcohol is concerned :)

  14. davedapiratekiller

    Not really too impressed if you have to give me a box full of treasure maps and trinckets to get me to drink your RUM it must not be that good! I drink Sailor Jerry because he was a REAL person with a real story and heritage with a quality product not because he sent me a tattoo kit in the mail? Afterall the work should speak for itself! CHEERS

  15. Mad Jack Skinner

    Yea, keep it ‘untasted’ for now… don’t want to wreck your dreams of the new, best rum :P

    speaking of Sailor Jerry, Admiral Nelson, etc., my friends and I found an even lower Morgan knockoff rum to try out:

    http://www.marsalle.com/images/ltdan.jpg

  16. Red Beard

    Bwahaha! Lt. Dan rum is my new favorite!

  17. Bilge (Post author)

    Wasn’t Lt. Dan the legless guy in Forrest Gump?

  18. KrakenRum

    Kraken Rum will be available NATIONWIDE in January. Ask your local liquor store and bartender to order a bottle.

    The locator on the website will be up and running in February.
    Cheers!

  19. rumpiratemichael

    Aye, that be Dan – a stumpy shrimper. I’m startin’ to worry about the new rum’s name after thinkin’ about poor Lt. Dan…….as in seein’ a repairman’s Kracken…..damn me eyes!!!! Nonetheless, I’ll be orderin’ a bottle o’ink as soon as me seawench springs me out o’ the brig.

  20. Oderlesseye

    No Rum Has Legs till it be drank!

  21. Tad

    I will have a go with the Kraken rum as soon as it shows up on my shores! Me and little one enjoyed the Kraken history movies.

  22. Mad Jack Skinner

    I had a laughing fit when I first saw the Lt. Dan… I was hoping sooooo much that it’d be the guy from Forest Gump, stumps and all… alas it was not. Tasted…. cheap, but we drank half the handle without even realizing it :0

    that was supposed to be for selling behind our bar at parties :/

  23. BEN

    Hell, release the Kraken, dont know till I try it.

  24. Captain Rusty

    I have had Captain Morgan, Sailor Jerry’s. Admiral Nelsons, and Other spiced rum and Kraken is 100 times better! A Dark Carmel molasses flavor puts Morgan to shame! If Morgan had met the Kraken He would have lost more than his Ship! If you have not tried somthing Keep ye Hole shut Matey!!!!!!

  25. Jodi

    I have to say I have been a sailor jerry’s rum fan for far too long and lastnight saw this bottle in my local beer ans wine store. Loved the bottle the design the label everything. Was a little scared to try it as I had never heard of it but all I have to say about this rum is WOW!!! It was the best rum I had ever had I work in a liquor store and I will be pushing my company to start distributing it! Try it if you get a chance.

  26. Greybeard

    Got it, Drink it, love it!!!!! Kraken Rum

  27. The Black Fleet

    We so envy you for that promo pack, mate. If you ever should decide to sell it, think of us^^
    Great review by the way :-D

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