Gosling's Black Seal Rum

70cl / 40%
Gosling's Black Seal Rum
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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. Rich and well balanced this has enticing notes of butterscotch, vanilla and caramel.



  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Butterscotch Butterscotch

Gosling's Black Seal Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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. 

16 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    20 June

    World''s best rum!

  • 16 May 2014

    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.

  • 6 March 2014

    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.

  • 23 January 2014

    Try it with ginger beer to make a Dark 'n' Stormy - absolutely lovely.

  • 30 October 2013

    @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 :)

  • 28 October 2013

    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.

  • 22 August 2013

    one of the best sipping rums first taste of bananas,then opens out to be quite complex with lingering finnish.

  • 10 August 2013

    I found it quite smooth. Best appreciated neat.

  • 3 October 2011

    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.

  • 21 June 2011

    Really nice rum, burnt toffee smell, really rich and delicious

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