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Gosling's Black Seal Rum


Gosling's Black Seal Rum

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Gosling's Black Seal Rum has been around since 1858. The Gosling Brothers developed their rum through experimentation with the blending of distinct oak-matured barrels of rum. Up until 1914, this special rum went only by the name of "Old Rum", as it was sold out of the barrel. It was when the company began to bottle its product and seal the corks with black wax that customers began to call it "Black Seal". This is what the company decided to play with when they named their distinctive rum "Black Seal".

To craft Gosling's Black Seal, pot and continuous column still rums are blended. This award-winning rum is very balanced and full of the rich smells of sugar and stewed fruits. Soft, elegant, and unusual, Gosling's Black Seal is a dark rum that everyone should try.

A product of Bermuda, this rum is enjoyed all over the island as well as around the world. The signature way to serve this fine rum is in a Dark n' Stormy, a cocktail which calls for Gosling's Black Seal Rum and ginger beer. This rum is excellent for mixing as it has a rich depth of flavour. It is equally good to use in cooking. The national dish of Bermuda, their fish chowder, could not be made without a bit of Gosling's Black Seal Rum.

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Technical sheet

Category:Rum (Spirits)
Producer: Blackseal
Volume: 70cl
Alcohol Vol.: 40%
Country: England

Description of Gosling's Black Seal Rum

Gosling's Black Seal Rum


  • Colour: This rum has an extremely dark reddish-brown colour, similar to that of the fortified wine. In the bottle, it looks almost black.
  • Aroma: The most noticeable smell from this bottle is that of molasses, which the drink is made out of. There are also hints of oak spices and liquorice.
  • Taste: The molasses flavour, like the smell, is the most profound taste in the rum. Due to the oak spices, it is also a little zesty. Of course, there is also some sweetness due to the molasses (which is made out of Caribbean cane sugar). This drink has a bitter but spicy finish that leaves the drinker wanting more!

PRODUCER: James Gosling, who arrived in Bermuda in 1806, set the stage for the Gosling family to earn its fame in rum-making. However, it wasn't until 1860 that the family became making rum in Bermuda. However, the family did not sell the product for several years, until they had perfected the recipe. The drink became famous after WWII and has kept its fame ever since.

COUNTRY: Bermuda

PRODUCTION DETAILS: Goslings keeps its recipe closely guarded. However, we do know that the rum is made from distilled molasses. The molasses itself is made from cane sugar. The drink also has a variety of oak spices, which implies that it was likely aged in oak barrels for a considerable amount of time.


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Reviews of Gosling's Black Seal Rum

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4 /5

- Black Seal has a rich, intricate flavour, well balanced and nuanced with butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. Or, as expressed up by the Beverage Tasting Institute when they recently awarded it their highest honour, the Platinum Medal: 'Deep, assertive and highly flavoured. Very fragrant with herbal sharpness. At the finish there is a softness and elegance. A most complex, unusual spirit'.
- In the spring of 1806, London wine & spirits merchant James Gosling set out from England aboard the chartered clipper Mercury with 10,000 dollars of merchandise bound for the Virginias. The voyage was a difficult one. Ninety-one consecutive days of calm left the crew and passengers in dire straits and the charter of Mercury was fast running out.
- The ship eventually made port in St. Georges, Bermuda, where Gosling and his family decided to set up shop rather than press on to America.
- James Gosling opened a shop on King's Parade, St George's in December 1806. To this day the company remains the oldest surviving business in Bermuda and is still a family concern.
- The corks were secured in place with the use of black sealing wax, prompting people to refer to the brand as "Black Seal".
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4 /5

Kleur: DonkerNeus: Complexe aroma's, van appel, karamel en kaneelSmaak: Krachtige smaak, met karamel, kruiden en menthol. Droge, bittere afdronk
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