Goslings - Black Seal 151 Proof - Overproof 70cl Bottle
70cl Bottle £32.82 In Stock
Description: In the spring of 1806, London wine & spirits merchant James Gosling set out from England aboard the chartered clipper Mercury with merchandise bound for the Virginias. The voyage was a difficult one. Ninety-one consecutive days of calm left the crew and passengers in dire straits and the charter of Mercury was fast running out.
The ship eventually made port in St. Georges, Bermuda, where Gosling and his family decided to set up shop rather than press on to America. James Gosling opened a shop on King's Parade, St George's in December 1806. To this day the company remains the oldest surviving business in Bermuda and is still a family concern.
Category(s):Rum Group(s):Dark Rum
, Overproof Rum Producer: Goslings - www.goslingsrum.com ABV: 75.5% Age: 3-6 years Ageing: Cask Body: Full Bodied Brand: Goslings Country of Origin: Bermuda Distillation Method: Pot & Column Still Oak Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Overproof: Yes Rum Style: Dark Rum Style: Overproof Single Barrel: No Sweetness: Medium
Review: My husband and his family were introduced to the Dark & Stormy ( rum and ginger beer) by his Bermudian uncle 28 years ago. Originally on the WEAK stuff, they progressed to the 151 proof and now drink nothing else. Drink it with care and enjoy! We do!
Date of Review: Wed, 16 Feb 2011
Author: Paul Siggins
Review: You can drink it neat but very very carefully, It has a wonderful spicy bite hinted at in the \"secret recipe\". It is worth every penny. But drink responsibly or at least be careful how you go!
Date of Review: Mon, 07 Jan 2008
Author: Alan Elsegood
Review: My brother lives in Bermuda and introduced me to Gosling's Black Seal Rum. The 151 proof is utterly incredible: quite impossible to drink neat, but absolutely delicious as a Dark & Stormy with Jamaican Ginger Beer. The airlines will only allow you to bring back the 141 variant, apparently because of the fire risk! OK, so it sets me alight! Great to find a UK supplier because it's a bit expensive to fly all the way to Bermuda every year for this exceptional tipple.
Date of Review: Fri, 06 Apr 2007
Author: Mr. Paul Bancroft
Review: Seriously strong! My expert who is 96 this year and is a veteran of Woods etc. only managed a single instead of the usual double. This I would recommend to anyone, and sip it! Don't show off and swig it in one. I expected it to taste more of alcohol and less of rum, but, despite its potency, it did taste like rum with a very pleasant afterburn. Even Woods (which is superb) seemed weak afterwards.
Gosling Brothers Ltd. imported its first barrels of Caribbean rum into Bermuda in 1860. Numerous different blends were tried until one was formulated and deemed ideal.
The result was a well-aged, extremely dark rum, which the firm dubbed "Old-Rum". For over 50 years the rum was sold only by draught, with local patrons bring in their own bottles to be filled. The rum continued to be sold exclusively out of the barrel until the First World War, when the company began filling champagne bottles reclaimed from the British Officer's mess. The corks were secured in place with the use of black sealing wax, prompting people to refer to the brand as "Black Seal."
It wasn't until many years later that Gosling Brothers adopted the image of the barrel juggling "black seal" on its labels. To this day, Gosling's Black Seal Rum is created according to the original family recipe from a premium blend of three-year old rums.