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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.
Purchased a bottle of Goslings Black Seal (£23) after reading an article about the brand and checking the reviews on here.
Poured a bit over ice to sample and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised on its sippability. Nose is nutty, caramel, and slightly fruity. It's remarkably smooth and not overly sweetened, for its price and bottling although is a little ethanol burn which is expected.
The article I read was all about making the perfect dark'n'stormy and that this rum was the perfect pairing partner for ginger ale (it did recommend goslings ginger beer but it's difficult to get hold of here).
I do find it nicer to sip than to mix with ginger beer, and find it's better to mix with cola.
(EDIT: after moving through the bottle and trying with various mixers I find this is a good cola mixing rum am yet to find a ginger ale fiery enough to pair with it. Although smooth over ice I find it a little harsh on the throat clean in the glass with time to breath. Over ice it's an ok sipper without it is not. As a result I've had to bring it down to a 6 would have been a 5 but at £23 it makes a good rum and coke)
Används i princip bara till en fantastisk dark n stormy. Perfekt rom med smak av lite lakrits, vanilj och arrak. Men används bara till dark n stormy för min del.
Upon first taste of this rum it was clear that this had to mixed to be even slightly enjoyable. while dark n stormy with this rum is seemingly a fan favorite I was not a fan. Black Kraken is a much better mixer than this even though it's cheaper.
It's a fine product. For my taste it's a bit too molassy and oily but the as the posts above says, it's the best for Dark N Stormy.
Goslings has quite spicy flavor and has hints of anis flavor in it. In my opinion gosling is ok for cocktails but not a sipper. This should be obvious. If I would choose a mixer, I would select kraken over this.
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