This could be the richest, most exquisitely-aged Rum you get to drink this year.
In 1806, James Gosling set out from England with an inventory of goods bound for America to sell. Delays ensued in route and the ship’s charter (a license to sail and conduct business) expired, so the ship docked at Bermuda to sort out the paperwork. By the time the ship was ready to continue its voyage to America, James had decided to remain. He opened up the famous Goslings storefront that remains to this day. And since his father was a Wine and Spirits merchant back home, embarking on a new venture of producing quality Rum was a natural next step. Today, Goslings Bermuda Rums are famous around the world.
Goslings Papa Seal Single Barrel Bermuda Rum is a real treat with an impeccable pedigree. Fourteen and eighteen year-old Rums are first aged independently. Then they are married and re-casked in once-used Bourbon barrels to age for ANOTHER two full years. Then each one of those special casks is bottled independently to deliver nothing but full-flavored character. It could be the richest Rum you taste this year. And the experts all agree — it was awarded "2019 Rum of the Year" by the Caribbean Journal and recognized as one of "The Very Best Rums to Try Right Now" by Maxim among many other accolades.
"Papa Seal" is the nickname for the patriarch of Gosling family of Rum-makers — Malcolm Gosling. This spectacular release is named for him.