Gosling's Black Seal Rum

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Gosling's Black Seal Rum
70cl / 40%
A brilliant dark rum for sipping or mixing, produced in Bermuda since 1806. The name comes from the black wax originally used to seal the bottles.
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Tasting note by Class Magazine

Appearance: Clear, caramel amber.

Aroma: Pungent treacle, stewed fruit and banana cake with estery cinnamon prickle.

Taste: Dark muscovado sugar/treacle and spicy cinnamon with zesty orange and burnt fruit cake.

Aftertaste: Mouth drying burnt toast carbon finish with clove and burnt currants. Robust enough to make a great Dark & Stormy. 

Customer Reviews:(15 reviews)
Normally I drink Havanna club but this is very very nice. Darker, so smooth, sweet, and moreish. Sip it neat, try not to finish the whole bottle in one sitting! My new fav drink.
- Mand, May 2014, 16th May
This is a ruby brown rum in colour when up against the light and really quite scrumptious especially at such a moderate price. My yard stick is the Old Monk XXX (7yrs); that's my favourite. However this is very comparable and similar in molasses taste although it has a curious and pleasant musty dry after-taste.
- Blue Shadow, 6th March
Try it with ginger beer to make a Dark 'n' Stormy - absolutely lovely.
- anonymous, 23rd January
@Nozza: Gosling have actually trademarked the "Dark & Stormy" cocktail. So if you make it with any other rum, it can't be called a Dark & Stormy :)
- TWE Admin, 30th Oct '13
Very dark with a burned molasses taste. I couldn't sip it personally as it literally numbs the tip of the tongue which is strange! It is The Rum to mix the Dark & Stormy cocktail which is utterly delicious and no other rum will quite do it. It's unique and worth having a bottle.
- Nozza, 28th Oct '13
one of the best sipping rums first taste of bananas,then opens out to be quite complex with lingering finnish.
- rowan mark, 22nd Aug '13
I found it quite smooth. Best appreciated neat.
- pirate phil sussex uk, 10th Aug '13
A really nice drinkable rum. It has a great smell which reminded me of the rum truffles I was occasionally allowed to have when I was a child! I strongly reccommend this.
- Jonathan, 3rd Oct '11
Really nice rum, burnt toffee smell, really rich and delicious
- Captain Dan, 21st Jun '11
great stuff for the perfect "dark´n´ stormy"!
- skoerper, 27th Aug '10
Very good - more red rum than black - pleasant, spicey and very drinkable - well worth a buy.
- Moles Friend, 30th Mar '10
My daughter brought back a bottle as a present 151%.Wow! she made us a 'dark
- val, 17th Aug '09
Just come back from Bermuda and drank this whilst I was there. I thought it was even better than rum swizzle that was all the 'go' when I was there 29 years ago. Really nice cold with ginger beer, called 'dark and stormy' in Bermuda. What an Island, what lovely people. Going to order this on line, could only bring 2 bottles out of the country with us.
- annie mac., 23rd Nov '08
A fine rum for drinking or cooking, Makes Bermuda fish chowder special
- anonymous, 30th Nov '07
This is a first class dark Rum Excellent !!
- anonymous, 9th Aug '07
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