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Gosling's Black Seal rum

Gosling's Black Seal

JK
had this rum recently

Bermuda | Dark | 40% ABV

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.

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Tasty, but not quite great
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jk 🇨🇦 | 3 ratings
Posted 6 days ago

not as good as gosling gold by a long mark, but ok for a mixer and so much better than Myers imo.

Tabasko 🇧🇪 | 13 ratings
Posted 11 days ago

Note de dégustation de ce rhum pur, je ne l'ai pas encore testé en Dark'n'stormy :

- Nez : vanille dès sortie de la bouteille, des notes de noix de pécan grillées et de sirop d'érable après de longues minutes d'aération

- Bouche : en bouche, c'est un rhum assez acide et boisé, avec des touches végétales de tabac et mentholées

- Finale : pas forcément longue et n'offre pas de nouvelles notes

Jinch 🇺🇸 | 5 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

This is a good dark rum and excellent mixer. Obvi must have for Dark'n Stormy. Good starting point for dark rums.

The fancy pirate 🇨🇦 | 4 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

While there may be better rums out there, sometimes you just have to stick with tradition when it works.
Is this the best dark rum? No.
Can you make Dark and Stormy’s with something else? Sure
How did this become the go to rum for that venerable cocktail? Who cares! They’re good!
If you use a good quality, spicy ginger beer, you will more than likely overpower any other rum. Sometimes you just stick with tradition and marketing gimmicks and have a drink.
Do yourself a favour and buy this even if you only use it for the one cocktail.

JarkkoKoo 🇫🇮 | 33 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

A retro bottle. Smells like ethanol and spices. Tastes like ethanol, sugar coloring and the industrial revolution. Hope it tastes better in cocktails than it does neat.

SlandT 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

I recently started to stock rums for tiki cocktails. While I need a dark Jamaican, I also wanted to try a dark & stormy that was authentic. Since I already had Whaler's, I wasn't going to buy two more dark rums.

This smells of hickory smoke and tastes bitter and, well, that's it. The bitterness and sharp heat covers up anything else I could possibly taste.

Ginger beer is spicy and ridiculously sweet so the bitterness is a good counter point I suppose.
Unfortunately, both are hot in different ways making me feel like there is no reason to ever try this or a dark n stormy again.

Edit: So trying this in other drinks that required a dark rum and I've changed my mind and upgraded my rating. The rich dark character really helps an overly sweet drink and makes it comforting.

Base the Bass 🇬🇷 | 16 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

It is comparable to Diplomatico mantuano. An ok rum that doesn't disappoint

AlbionKristof 🇺🇸 | 3 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Made an account just to rate this as the first! Rum newbie, this one is really showing off how diverse rum can be!

Deep aroma, beautiful long lasting caramel and cocoa notes. Sip is warming with a creamy mouth feel, long finish. Peppery notes on top of the body. Lovely, excited to mix with it as well.

Goodoboy30 🇺🇸 | 40 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

This is great as a mixer and not too bad as a sipper.

Reeb Barbill 🇮🇲 | 66 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Tastes old. Not aged, old. Like when you got your first round of shots when you were 16 or like what you’d get if you asked for rum in old, old England.

Probably makes a couple of ok cocktails, but just tastes sort of weird and there’s far nicer options to mix with.

A bit like an 80s version of Kraken I guess.




Brand Details

Type: Dark
Company: Gosling's
Country: Bermuda
Name: Black Seal
ABV: 40%
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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