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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.
Here's one of my heroes! Great, unique rum that makes perfect 'Dark & Stormy' drinks at a very affordable price. Also, still produced by the Goslings, a family with a very interesting past.
I love this for my Dark N Stormy's. You can do Myers' Dark, but it is not the same. I do like Old Lahaina Dark, but not as good as Gosling's. Any of the Bermuda ginger beers such as Gosling's, Barrit's, or Regatta are very good. However, if you want a little pop in your Dark N Stormy, try the Goya Jamaican ginger beer. It has a strong pepper taste and is very spicy.
The Moscow Mule(vodka and ginger beer/lime) seems to be trendy right now and they are good, but a friend made some " Dark and Stormy" drinks (Gosling's Black/ginger beer/lime) the other night and it made a great drink - better than the Moscow Mules for my taste.
Gosling's Black Seal is a great black rum and is a 8. I have no problem with this one ty Bermuda. You have smooth and you have tradition. Nicely done and age to perfection in oak barrels.
Makes a lovely dark n’ stormy. Has character and some spiciness, which makes the rum stand out in the cocktail, just as it should be.
Obviously not meant to be had neat, but curiosity got the best of me. The nose has cloves, cinnamon, orange-peel, wood and caramel, a composition reminding me of bitters, like fx. angostura aromatic. In the mouth I pick up the same fat and semi-sweet christmas notes mentioned above, and although a little harsh on the finish, it’s actually not bad neat. Remains a good value mixer though.
A dark and stormy is just one of those drinks that you can never get tired of.
The obvious Dark n Stormy mixer, but nice with coke or ginger ale too. Smooth for an inexpensive rum. Plays well with sweeter mixes as well.
edited to add sugar test results- 11g
Gosling's has been a staple in the rum scene for generations. Not one of the standouts in pure flavor, but it has come to define what a black rum should be like. A must try for any self respecting rum enthusiast.
Great taste for reasonable price. Great taste for reasonable price.
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This is the rum I use for my dark 'n stormys. It does a great job, but also one I can sip on the rocks if I don't feel like a cocktail. I always have a bottle of this on hand,
need I say more? Goslings with bundaberg ginger beers or home made ginger beer is near perfect. Coruba is slighty better but cant take much away from Goslings except that they have a aggressive copyright policy and send letters to people who use the dns name without permission. So BOO and -3 points.
A very sweet dark. Usually drink this on the rocks with ice however it does fine with soda.
Great for making Dark and Stormy's but also great on its own.
Very sweet rum, nothing like the family reserve, this one def have added sugar.
Give a smokey taste too, tbh, I would compare this one more with the family of the spiced rum than the aged, fun to drink nit, and I guess very good in cocktails too.
Spicy and rather smooth dark rum with charred oak flavor with some baking spice hints. Nice enjoyed neat or mixed with soda or in the popular Dark and Stormy cocktail.
I love dark and black strap rums.
Nice job Gosling!
Dark n Stormy essential. I've used other more expensive rums in a pinch. Just not the same.
A Good sipper, but ideally this needs to be mixed with a spicy Jamaican ginger beer. Trust me you will not regret it!
Very decent dark rum for mixing. Not so good neat, but still a decent rum to try!
Got this rum mainly for this drink, and it's it's a really good drink. The rum itself is fruity, sweet and earthy. Also works well with Coke. All around it goes down easily.
It's a smooth rum with a little kick I find nice to mix with
Flavor is full, great neat or on ice. A splash of coke works well too.
I had this rum in a seafood restaurant where they smoked the rum in house. This rum was good to start with but once smoked, and with some ice, it went to a whole new level. When you fist taste it you immediately get the smoky flavor. From there it becomes very dark and smooth. I haven't had it regular but I would imagine that it would be great in a Dark and Stormy.
Goslings Black Seal rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide