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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
folks over at gosling's were smart to trademark the dark and stormy to market their rum because this artificially flavoured rum is mediocre at best.
Great rum with smooth flavour not a special rum but one that you need in your collection. A weekend afternoon drink on the deck.
As everyone else has said this is best for the dark and stormy, and it does that very well. One of my favorite cocktails. reevaluated and I had to give it one more point compared to the other dark rums I have had recently
Bought this to make authentic Dark & Stormy's and to that end this does not disappoint. Do not, however, recommend as a rocks or neat rum. A bit harsh for that.
Sickly sweet and no depth. It burns no via alcohol but by acidity. Ok for mixing I guess but there are far better rums at this price point (27 Canadian).
I tried making a dark and stormy with ginger beer and I couldn't finish it - just too strong. I thought it might be the beer, but then I mixed it with Kracken and it was much better. It just has too much of a bitter bite for me.
This is another one of those rums where taste is not a factor of price. This rum works in a cocktail as well as in the glass with a big rock to open things up a bit. In one of my recent tastings this rum can in tied with my Pillar's rum that cost much more. This bottle has a place on my mixing shelf and sometimes, I use it for a cheap date with an ice cube.
This rum was my first introduction to rums that could be enjoyed straight, with no mixers to mask the already excellent flavor. Black Seal is very smooth. A great introduction to the world of rum.
"Goslings Black Seal rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide"
"It’s initially sweet like liquorice, there is a little heat and spice in the mix and the finish is long and slightly bitter."
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