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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.
Molasses on the nose and taste. Not overly sweet for sipping. Trying to make a Dark and Stormy now with this.
Some oak mellowed in with familiar black seal spice. A tad bitter drinking neat as it quickly overcomes the palate. Although its evidently more viscous then its younger sibling, this rum isn't much of an improvement.
The Family Reserve Old in my opinion is too adultered to enjoy neat with a clear conscious while too expensive and tapered to sub in for other black rums in cocktails.
It wont appeal to « sippers » or black seal enthusiasts ($$). Its not bad, it just doesn't do any one thing well.
Ein würziges Nosing mit Noten von Schokolade. Am Gaumen gesellen sich dezente Vanillearomen und etwas Leder dazu.
This is truly an amazing rum. There is a bit of spice towards the end of the palate which may draw some away, but as a bourbon drinker as well I truly enjoyed it. There is a bit of sweetness, but it isn't overbearing. Found this for $68 in my area. If you feel like dropping a bit of money on a bottle, this is definitely one to consider.
Good - but in terms of price I could wish for a little more
Never disappointed with this bottle until it's empty. Wouldn't hate if it were cheaper for less fancy packaging.
I like Gosling's rums. This is one of their best, very good just by itself. Nice and smooth.
It is one of my favorite rum at all. Taste is similar to whiskey, so it's could be a good choice also for whisky lovers.
The presentation of this rum really gets you ready for the taste that follows. Buried in a wood box, you finally see the true are of this distillery. Once on your palette, the flavors of oak, caramel, and villa really get you locked into this rum. The right amount of sweetness, but the perfect spicy oak kick at the end, really gives you an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this rum to the experienced rum connoisseur.
Bra men inte riktigt tillräckligt rund. Mycket smak och söt. Kryddig och stark eftersmak.
An incredible rum with a great finish. Sip slowly and enjoy with some chocolate.
I love this stuff but have only had the benefit of a few glasses. I certainly think it is up there for wonderful dark rum colour, taste and smoothness. Deep caramel but not too sweet, that age just smooths out all the raw edges but retains wonderful flavour.
Skäms nästan att ge den så lågt betyg, men jag gissar att denna rom är för mer avancerade connaisseurer. Alltså inget för mig:-)!
"Home sweet Home"
This rum is definitely one of my best rum's I own, and I prefer it over a lot of others. I'm not saying this because I am a Bermudian :-p but because I love sweet and rich in flavor rums. This rum has a dark texture and a smoothness better then any rum I have had thus far. The flavor is rich in molasses and chocolate; The texture is silky smooth like comparing dress pants to fine the linens but for your mouth. But this rum has a special place in my heart I hope when you taste it haves a special place in yours. Thank you for reading and great sipping.......
Treat it lovingly, and let it rest a bit in the glass. We love the heady aroma and pleasant caramel.
Now thats not quite how you expect a rum to be. Smoky and some sort of oily. A dark rum that has so much variety but just not my kind of stuff. But if you like extraordinary rum give it a try. All sort of different.
This is a true dark rum , well balanced smooth taste slightly sweet. MY favourite rum, even bottled like a classic.
I am certainly no rum tasting genious but with this "old rum" I expected it to be a bit more "mature" than it is. There are many other rums for half the price that have a compareable taste. I could't find any unique characteristic.
I wasn't a fan of this at first but like others have said, if you let it breath in the glass for a bit, the rum evolves with more flavors. One shouldn't pour and drink anyway. Again, by letting this sit even for a minute or two, you get more flavors out of it.
Fantastic nose. Little sweet but lot of flavours, full of fruits. Easy to taste and drink. Was tasting it together with 5 other rums and turned out to be a winner
First, the packaging was fantastic and the wooden box was a great preview for the Rum inside. I oredered this through my local liquor store after being a fan of the Goslings Black Seal for some time. The flavors are robust, finishes strong and has a wonderful aroma.
I was given a bottle of this as a present and had genuinely never had rum before. I'm now a convert and enjoy dark and spiced rums thanks to the exquisite taste of Gosling's Family reserve.
It is a unique bottle and flavour and in my opinion one of the best rums out there
Taste: some nuts and a bit too much of alcohol
A good one for sipping
This is one of the most beautiful packages you'll ever find. A wooden box with individually numbered bottles. The bottle looks like a bottle of great wine with an amazing wax seal.
Once you've gotten past the package and try it, you'll find a darker and thicker rum than most. It is a complex rum. The spices are the dominate aroma/taste. Some carmel. Worth sipping with an ice cube if it suits you but it is quite strong as a sipper.
A little expensive compared to other options but worth trying if you can.