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Gosling's Black Seal rum

Gosling's Black Seal

Bermuda | Dark

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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Posted almost 7 years ago by m keating from United States with 34 ratings

It's not as dark as one might think. I expected something black and heavy but the appearance really did reflect the experience. That is to say, a little thick/creamy with mostly caramel and a hint of molasses, some spice at the finish. A little too astringent as it is rather acidic, drier and although highly recommended with ginger beer, I preferred it on the rocks.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by Amalas from United States with 68 ratings

Way too molasses-y and not well rounded. Leaves a kind of sticky residue in your mouth. Good dark fruit flavor though. Will not buy again.

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Posted 8 years ago by Steven James from United Kingdom with 33 ratings

Initially there are enticing aromas of caramel and burnt sugar. There is also an almost fruity sweetness that reminds me of baked apples which is followed by warm caramel. The rum is not too sweet. I can taste caramel, burnt sugar and butterscotch with just a tiny hint of bitterness. The rum is quite dry with a light spice. A must for mixing with ginger beer.

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Posted 8 years ago by BerodeQuentin from France with 40 ratings

Color : Dark mahogany
Flavour : Treacle, ripped fruits, spices like caramel & cumin, toffee
Palate : Soft & gentle but rich, clean finish

It's THE rum to use to do a Dark n' Stormy (official Bermuda drink), a must to have in your cabinet...

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Posted 8 years ago by Papa Bear from Canada with 15 ratings

This is my go to rum for mixing with cola.....but only a splash of coke.

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Posted 8 years ago by Brandon from United States with 18 ratings

Lest there be any doubt, this is for a Dark & Stormy. That's about it. Too prominent a flavor for anything else.

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Posted over 8 years ago by Chris from United States with 27 ratings

Full and smooth a keeper

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Posted over 8 years ago by JIsurfer from United States with 17 ratings

This is the rum that got me started on tasting different rums. It's sweet and has little burn. It works well by itself and a mixer.

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Posted over 8 years ago by JJ Geewax from United States with 18 ratings

Good as a Rum + Coke mixer.

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Posted over 8 years ago by Sherm Gutzman from United States with 4 ratings

Mixes well and great straight up

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Posted over 8 years ago by Dan Freeman from United States with 15 ratings

Must have for a proper Dark & Stormy, an aquired taste as a mixer for other recipes, smokey molasses flaver can be overpowering.