Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum

Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


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$73.99
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Reserva de la Famiglia.
 
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 - a 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.

After 156 years Malcolm Gosling, the family's patriarch decided to let the old family secret out of the barrel and share it with the Rum-iverse. Gosling's Family Reserve Rum is created from the same blend of ingredients as their Black Seal, but aged longer in ex-Bourbon Oak barrels. The Family Reserve Rum is made in very small batches and is bottled as was used to be over a 100 year ago - in Champagne bottles and sealed with wax .
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Bermuda
  • Country
    Bermuda
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Gosling's Rum
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon oak barrels

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dried fruit
spicy
tobacco
plums
citrus
cherry
oily
caramel
vanilla
What does Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum taste like?

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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 / Color
Deep amber dark brown.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Semi-sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, dried fruit and black tea. Hints of tobacco, plum and citrus.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet, heavy, tastes of wood, cherries, aged fruit and spice. Oily big molasses.
 
Finish
Slow, mellow and lingering. Hints of flavors reserved for Cognac. 

Comment
Due to the age and complexity the Family Reserve is quite Cognac-like. Very sip-able.

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Ratings & Reviews
Scott
Scott,
Very nice. Initial blast of oak, cane sugar and molasses in the nose. Up front more molasses with lots of fruit in the middle and a strong oak finish. Very smooth throughout with a bit of a bitter finish. I’m sure it would be good with ginger beer. We had a bottle of Cock and Bull ready, but didn’t want to dilute the depth of this fine spirit.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not a rum man, but this is nice. It could change my mind.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Just an amazing sipping rum. It is complex yet drinks smooth and easy. This tastes like more of a cognac that what one would expect from a rum.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, rich, corking rum with a sweet birth, a complex life that leads to a long & mellow death.
 
James
James,
It really is the best!!! Perfect by itself or in a Dark & Stormy!!!! You can not beat the smoothness of this great spirit!!
 
Debrenee
Debrenee,
Wow, truly the best rum I’ve had. Very smooth and has great depth of flavor!
 
Byron
Byron,
Very good. Smooth and sweet without being cloying or syrupy.
 
Robert
Robert,
Unquestionably my favorite rum of all time. It tastes like you are drinking an oak barrel with a hint of sweetness. So smooth, and so rich. I'm actually sipping some right now.
 
James
James,
Outstanding
 
Charles
Charles,
Super smooth. Best sipper I've had
 
Louise
Louise,
Smooth
 
Browning
Browning,
Smooth going down. Very flavorful!
 
gregory
gregory,
I love this rum, but it’s nothing new, been out for years!
 
Jan
Jan,
Amazingly good
 
Leslie
Leslie,
I lOVE THIS RUM!!!! So smooth, felt like drinking cognac.
 
Jon
Jon,
Excellent
 
guest
guest,
Love it
 
Leanne
Leanne,
Nice well balanced rum!
 
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