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Gosling's Family Reserve Old rum is crafted in Bermuda from the same blend as Gosling Black Seal but is aged longer in dark barrels. Each bottle is hand-labelled and numbered.
Tasted it in a restaurant after the meal. Liked it. Colour cherry-like and some "fruit" to it (lightly). Spicy and smooth as a good old rhum. Nothing outstanding however.
Mild. Not so strong, not so flavoured. Alcohol is very well blended with the aroma. Nice sweetness at the beginning. At the end a nice dark chocolate flavour.
One of my favourites!
Visited a different liquor store and found this. On the expensive side. Rather plain though, nothing special about it. Would take 2 zacapas rather than this for the price
Nice and sippable with a darker colour than your average rum. Worth tasting because it is a bit different, but doesn’t quite live up to expectations based on the price.
Smell: Dry fruits, caramel, some spices, sweetness (reminds me of zacapa 23), some barrel (oak).
Taste: fruit, caramel, spice, slightly sweet, bitterness, some earth
Smells better than it tastes.
i really like this, but again another rum i wish had been sweetened less and presented at 90 proof. lovely treacle, caramel, and brown butter notes in nose and taste. really want this to be better, so much potential. for the price you can do a lot better. if they could fix the price or the proof, i could see this as a 9....
...the bottle is the best about it, like the champagne bottle look, even though there are far fancier and more costly looking bottles.
Well, the rum did not smell good at all, meaning so lush and boring...unfortunately the taste as well...I did not even wanted to finish the nosing glass,...
So happy I did not buy a bottle before a tasting.
Due to the fact, that it is a nice bottle and premium rum from Gosling's I rate it a 5.0.
Much better than normal Black Seal. Very rich and complex.
It is a little expensive, but I think it is worth it.
However, it's not the best rum for me.
A buddy picked up a bottle of this and he and some friends went pirate on its ass and finished the bottle ... “ why is the alway gone “” so he picked up another bottle to bring home , to my luck I got to sample said bottle my buddy is smitten with this one and loves the absolute smoothness of it I’m kinda of it’s a very good rum but not my bottle thanks
But as the title says numbers matter as these are numbered by year and cask so not every bottle will taste the exact same
Now he picked up for $65 cdn so not a bad price for a top notch drinker 👍
Drinking it right now. This is a real rum. What a good rum should taste like. It's the the best I ever had but it would be great to drink in a leather arm chair by a fire listen to Exotica by Martin Denny
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