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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.

6.6/10 (376 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted almost 2 years ago by pmcl from Canada with 7 ratings

I’m always on the lookout for a new sipping rum and read somewhere that this could stand on its own. No. Just...no.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Chef Bobo from Sweden with 13 ratings

Pleasant and surperisingly light rum to be so dark.
Not over sweet and the No 1 rum for your Dark'n stormy.
Rich in flavour with molasses sweet finnish

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Ash B from Netherlands with 11 ratings

I would not recommend this to drink pure. Mix with your favo soda,

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Vinesh from Netherlands with 19 ratings

This was not a good way to end our great rum tasting evening!

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Posted about 2 years ago by Jagsroy (PREMIUM) from Canada with 157 ratings

Affordable dark rum from Bermudas. While mostly known as a mixing rum for Dark N’ Stormy, I purchased a bottle to test it as a sipping rum. Although sweeter than my preferered rums, the sugar level (11 GPL) is minimal unlike other sugar bombs I have tasted. This rum is actually a nice change and fine on its own. Molasses and caramel are evident but not overwhelming. Nicely surprised by this rum.

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Posted about 2 years ago by Jackalo626 from United States with 11 ratings

This is a far departure from the other rums you have tried. Not a fan, it is very heavy and bourbon like with a stout type of fullness it leaves you with. Will not be buying this again but if it is around at a party, I suggest you see for yourself.

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Posted about 2 years ago by Sgt. Rook from United States with 20 ratings

This is my go to for a dark floater, perfect floater for a painkiller

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Posted about 2 years ago by TKNY from United States with 6 ratings

Good quality dark rum. Popular for dark and stormy’s.

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Posted about 2 years ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 152 ratings

Nothing I prefer as avec or for zipping, but perfect for my favourite rumdrink “Dark ‘N’ Stormy”. So I rate it a 5, which for me is the highest rate I give a mixer rum.
Picture: My drink rum shelf

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Posted about 2 years ago by Steven Richardson from United Kingdom with 124 ratings

Not quite an 8 but decent sipper and great with coke.