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The master of the dark arts (and darker rum), The Kraken, is celebrating the launch of its first flavoured rum, The Kraken Roast Coffee, with the creation of the UK’s first ever pop-up gallery that invites guests to actually drink the artworks on show!

The Kraken Espresso Artini Exhibition will feature detailed illustrations that will be brought to life on top of Espresso Rumtini cocktails, thus transforming them into ‘Espresso Artinis’. These have been created in collaboration with world-renowned comic artist Brian Williamson.

The exhibition will be popping up at The Head of Steam in Birmingham on 8th June from 5-8pm, at which entry is free and guests can exchange a gold coin, given upon arrival, for an Espresso Artini featuring apiece of printed edible art on top. 

The Kraken Roast Coffee (70cl, 40% ABV) is a rich fusion of Spiced Caribbean Rum and fine Arabica Bean coffee and tastes every bit as devilishly intense as one might suspect – craftily balancing the rich, dark, smooth taste of coffee with the spices of the original Kraken Black Spiced Rum. 

The story goes that in an attempt to ward off an imminent Kraken attack, those who occupy the shores of the High Seas and beyond have persisted with ancient and unavailing methods of hindering The Beast, one being to harness the dark aroma of roast coffee in a futile attempt to deter him. As you’d expect, even the most menacingly potent of Arabica Beans is unable to stop one as mighty as The Kraken, but at least it has resulted in this new and rich dark rum. One which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

For those unable to attend the pop-up, rum fans can also enter a competition to be in with the chance of winning a bespoke Kraken Roast Coffee Espresso Artini kit that includes everything one needs to re-create cocktail artworks at home. The limited number of kits are available to win via The Beast’s online portal The League of Darkness; Brits can enter to win via this link and if chosen, the kit will be delivered to their home nationwide in June: