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.
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.
15 Year Old