Goslings - Black Seal Rum

Legendary tipple

70cl Bottle £23.83
Next in stock 23rd Aug 2021

Trade pricing and quantity discounts available.

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  • AgeingCask
  • BodyFull Bodied
  • Distillation MethodPot & Column Still
  • Oak Cask TypeEx-Bourbon
  • OverproofNo
  • Single BarrelNo
  • SweetnessMedium

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Dark Rum

Black Seal has a rich, intricate flavour, well balanced and nuanced with butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. Or, as expressed up by the Beverage Tasting Institute when they recently awarded it their highest honour, the Platinum Medal: 'Deep, assertive and highly flavoured. Very fragrant with herbal sharpness. At the finish there is a softness and elegance. A most complex, unusual spirit'.

In the spring of 1806, London wine & spirits merchant James Gosling set out from England aboard the chartered clipper Mercury with 10,000 dollars of 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.

The corks were secured in place with the use of black sealing wax, prompting people to refer to the brand as "Black Seal".


david jarrold 2014-12-18 20:57:28

Positives. Without doubt the best rum I have ever tasted. On its own with an ice cube or mixed with goslings excellent ginger beer it is the first step on the road to alcoholism. Superb. Negatives. Foolishly I only ordered one bottle

Paul Siggins 2011-02-16 01:51:42

A lovely dark smooth rum mixes well and good neat or \"grogged\". There is a spicy note in the finish that I am still working out almost a citrus butterscotch if that makes any sense, which sets it apart (but not necessarily better than) other dark rums.

martina kurz 2009-03-03 10:31:38

Many, many thanks for your shop! Finally, I found it! Hallelujah! A couple of years ago, we spent our holidays in Bermudas and found this wonderful rum, and drank it all the time! Back home in Austria, we got the longing for rum again and I called around to very many people (including them in Bermudas), to find out a reseller in London. This was before internet-ages, so it was a bit more difficult than today ;-) We finally found one (in Wandsworth, I don´t think it exist any more) and drank the rum very very very slowly. But, all things come to an end... BUT NOW, I found You!!! This rum makes the sun go up or down, leaves a smooth and warm feeling in your mouth and tummy... We think it is wonderful that you deliver to Austria - the hard and dry times are gone! Thanks, tina

2008-08-19 05:37:47

This Rum you will have to respect or it will knock you off your feet. It is not the smoothest Rum I have tried however it is a very bold and robust Rum.

N West 2008-01-17 21:24:12

After trying many good Rums from Barbados (Mount Gay), Guyana (El Dorado) and Trinidad and Tobago (Angostura) I was bought this by accident and i still can't look back after this great Rum. Flavours are smooth and rounded and i cannot add a mixer to it without a bit of shame. A MUST to try for any enthusiast.


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