Goslings Black Seal Rum

70cl / 40%
Goslings Black Seal Rum
Web Exclusive Price £24.45 £20.38 ex VAT (£34.93 per litre)
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A brilliant dark rum for 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. The signature serve is with ginger beer in a Dark 'n' Stormy.



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

Goslings 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.

29 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    2 January

    I'm a fan of Pussers and Woods Rum. Both have higher Vol%, but for taste alone Black Seal is in 3rd Position for taste.

  • 5
    10 March 2018

    My favorite rum! The perfect blend of spice and aging! An amazing product at a great price.

  • 5
    3 March 2018


  • 5
    17 January 2018

    excellent taste,been drinking it for years

  • 5
    4 December 2017

    Fabulous deep flavour , Perfect with Ice and Ginger Beer. Very well priced. Always keep one amongst the many Rum collection I keep

  • 5
    15 September 2017

    Well I bought it for someone else who hasn't tried it yet but she is at the wkend. Delivery was excellent though and I would order again from the Whisky exchange.

  • 5
    19 May 2017

    Really nice rum that mixes very well. I personally like this mixed with pineapple juice on a hot summer evening but tastes great on its own.

  • 5
    7 January 2017

    Great rum,coke and ice job done!

  • 5
    9 December 2016

    Loved it in Bermuda and here. It was great in egg nog.

  • 1
    14 September 2016

    An adequate "mixer". Very poor neat. An obviously very young spirit heavy with caramel

  • 3
    30 November 2015

    I normally favour the Cuban rums but this beauty from Bermuda is always in my collection. You can use it as a mixer rum, but what a waste. This requires sipping outside on a warm summers day with friends or greedily on your own. Definite caramel flavours, but not so as to spoil the enjoyment of the rum on the palate. Don't miss this one. You'll love it.

  • 5
    30 November 2015

    Just cant beat this Rum after a hard days work. great flavour and a dark n stormy is always good

  • 5
    9 July 2015

    well this is a good one 1st of all ignore the guys that say its not a sipper i totally disagree its got this liquorice after taste to it but as dark rums go its the bomb!! and if you want the party cocktail that not many folks know about outside bermuda then add your favourite ginger beer (not ale) and your off to a winner enjoy !!

  • 5
    20 June 2015

    World''s best rum!

  • Mand, May 2014 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.

  • Blue Shadow 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.

  • Anonymous 23 January 2014

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

  • TWE Admin 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 :)

  • Nozza 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.

  • rowan mark 22 August 2013

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

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