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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.
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.
This is so indulgent, such a treat! dark rum, sweet, complex, treacle, cloves, so lovely, its all going on in that glass of mine, perfect for this cold winter evening with the wood burner blasting away! It's really does benefit from resting, I poured mine neat into the glass and left for a good half hour. A tad expensive but we'll worth a treat if you feel like you deserve one, enjoy.
Best sipping rum I've tried to date. I get a bottle at Christmas every year.
Nádherně aromatický rum. Vůně po čokoládě,hodí se hodně k pečným švestkám. Každý rok pouze 22 tisíc lahví na světě.
A nice colour of burnish reddish amber. Smells of caramel, molasses, liquorice with a taste of bitter chocolate, oaky dryness, spice and some liquorice. Overall a creamy texture coating your mouth.
Medium/long smooth finish, sweetish hint of spice and oak but surprisingly very dry in the finish.
It's a nice rum although a bit pricey. Lovely presentation though so would make a nice gift.
Strong sipper comes in a great package a fine gift for a good friend.
Plenty of spice and chocolate, but so smooth and soft and not too sweet. Over ice or its own!
A personal favorite that I always enjoy smelling, sipping and savoring.
Oproti základní Black Seal verzi výrazný pokrok - je dost osobitý, nejsilnější složkou v chuti je čokoláda s mátovou náplní.
Awesome as shot I know it's offensive but really deep taste
A new selection in the razor thin LCBO premium rum collection.
Great presentation with the wax coating and wooden display box.
Into the glass it goes dark as midnight.
Very nice nose; no astringency at all.
In the mouth I taste tonnes of tobacco and dark chocolate; very smooth. It sort of reminds me of diplomatico but from what I can tell; without all the added sugar.
I like this stuff; I think I'm gonna need a back up bottle for my collection.
Bottle looked nice, rum was dark brown color.
The taste itself is a mix of caramel, coca, bitter-sweet almonds, the throat is pleasant with a smooth afterburn. You can feel something like a bitter almond feeling lingering in your mouth minutes after the sipping.
First of all, let it breath as much as possible to let the aromas take the best of the alcohol.
Then you will start to smell vanilla and chocolate. Drinking it you will taste chocolate again.
I read many different aromas from previous comments, but personally I smelled and tasted a very strong chocolate flavor, which obviously was great.
Maybe I will start to taste so more after some more drinks. Also I tried it with ice and actually felt it suited it better, eventho I normally don't us ice with my rums.
It was a close between 8 and 9, but I think it is a little bit on the expensive side, but overall, go ahead, it is a very good rum
Bottle no: 5 885 / 13
Sugar: 15 GPL
I have partook in a fair amount of Gosling's rum but this one is a hit. Very nice, excellent from start to finish. The rum has a very unique lift off. When you first take a sip it will burn just a hint but the burn dies off and turns into a smooth slide right in home. Notes of dry fruits, a hint of leather and just the right sweetness. I tried it a variety of ways and neat is by far the best. Just say no to Coke!