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Gosling's Black Seal rum

Gosling's Black Seal

Bermuda | Dark

The James Gosling family business first produced Gosling Black Seal rum in 1806, and it is now the oldest surviving business on the island of Burmuda.

Gosling 'Black Seal' rum received it's name from the black wax originally used to seal the bottles. It is Bermuda's most widely exported product and considered the nation's national drink.

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Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 2 days ago by WhatZitTooya from United States with 9 ratings

If you want to find a decent English-style rum with plenty of flavor for under $20 that's not sweetened and spiced to hell and back, this is your best bet. It's a workhorse bottle for sure in my home. Stands up well enough against 6 ounces of coke or ginger beer while not totally overwhelming a Mai Tai either, and perfectly fine to sip on the rocks.

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Posted 15 days ago by Polou from France with 35 ratings

Gosling is a very fragrant rum, you can smell molasses and caramel.
The mouth: in addition to the caramel, we can smell a hint of vanilla and tobacco. It can be drunk on its own, but in my opinion it is much better in cocktails. I recommend.

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Posted 16 days ago by Shokas from Lithuania with 7 ratings

Fruit, charred wood, vanilla scent. Nice dark brown color. It is caramelish sweet, but firey! If sipping - only on the rocks, not enjoyable otherwise. Black seal is better used as a mixer, especially with ginger beer and lime, so dark & stormy.

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Posted 16 days ago by SpiceMan from Romania with 10 ratings

Has a nice scent of good coffee and caramel, I can feel sweetness but is overwhelmed by the bitterness, it is spicy but more like bitter spicy.

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Posted 18 days ago by TheRumDrinkingPirate from United Kingdom with 37 ratings

This is a lovely dark navy rum, leaves me wanting more. Definitely most ideal for a dark and stormy. Very in depth and full-bodied.

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Posted 29 days ago by FranzPattison from Canada with 13 ratings

I have fond memories of drinking this with coffee. It's dark and tasty, even good on its own. A great black rum

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Posted 1 month ago by Sheldonpenney from Canada with 16 ratings

Spicy flavour but not particularly memorable. Probably best as a mix

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Posted 1 month ago by Rowdy1 from United States with 16 ratings

Obviously the only way to go for a dark and stormy. I look forward to getting to try the Papa seal as their rum has some great potential if aged.

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Posted 1 month ago by Jara from Czech Republic with 64 ratings

Tmavý rum nahořklé chuti. Nenahraditelný základ Dark & Stormy.
• 60 ml tmavý rum
• 100 ml zázvorové pivo
• šťáva z půlky nebo z celé limetky
• led

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Posted 1 month ago by Tad Generic from Canada with 24 ratings

I think this stuff is to rum what Guinness is to beer - something different, and not for everyone.

It's not terribly good neat, but is nice in gingerale (can't find a sugar-free ginger beer).

I think I'd buy it on occasion, but not keep it on hand