Gosling's Black Seal

Gosling's Black Seal

(0.7l, 40%)


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The Original Gosling.

The story of the Gosling's Rum dates back to 1806 when James Gosling, who was sent out to the sea by his father, heading towards Virginia, with 10.000 pounds Sterling worth of wines and spirits. After 91 days the charter on the ship Mercury ran out and James had to settle on Bermuda, where he opened a wine and spirits shop.

James Gosling returned to England in 1824 to open a shop with his brother Ambrose, a shop the Goslings maintain to this day. Their first Rum was produced decades later, in 1863, called the Black Seal – Rum that is synonymous with Bermuda, where it's produced. Today, the 7th generation Goslings lead the family business, in Bermuda, and are the largest exporter of any Bermuda made product, as well as the only company that blends and bottles on said island.

Gosling Black Seal Dark Rum is produced using a blend of pot and column still Rums imported into Bermuda and aged 3 years in ex-Bourbon barrels. The Black Seal is great to sip with a cigar or mix with various cocktails.

SmartAss Corner

Try it with the signature Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktails: 2oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, 1oz Lime Juice, 0.5oz Sugar Syrup, Gosling’s Ginger Beer. Shake ingredients except ginger beer with ice and strain over ice into a highball glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Category
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Gosling's Rum
  • Age
    15 Year Old

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Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the final flavour.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Deep amber, dark brown.
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet, dark, cooked fruits, hints of vanilla and spices.
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet molasses, liquorice, cinnamon, dark sugar.
Robust, spiced and tingling. 

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Ratings & Reviews
SURPRISINGLY good - particularly for the price. If you like Rum that has actual rum FLAVOR and not because it will quickly get you rip-snorted, this one is hard to beat. You can sip it neat but not too pricey to feel guilty about mixing with it (I like it half-and-half with spiced rum, then top with Coke - for COLD winters it recently edged-out Meyers for Hot Rum Toddys)
This is my go-to dark rum. It's not terribly distinctive on it's own. Pretty good but not completely outstanding. I'm giving it a slightly higher rating due to its versatility. This is rum meant to be mixed.
Spices all around. Nutmeg and maple are very front and center followed by a calming cinnamon. Brown sugar echoes the maple flavor. Usually I love Zacapa 23 but this narrowly edges out ahead of it.
Superior for the dark and stormy!
A standby in my bar - perfect for Dark & Stormys.
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