Kraken Rum was introduced in 2010. The base rum is from Trinidad, distilled from naturally sweet molasses made from locally-grown sugar cane. The rum is aged 1–2 years and then blended with a mix of 11 spices, including cinnamon, ginger and clove. It is distributed in the United States by Proximo Spirits, and named after the kraken, a mythical giant squid-like sea monster.The bottle has a rendering of the actual giant squid with a reference to its scientific name, Architeuthis Dux.