Goslings - Black Seal 151 Proof


70cl Bottle £37.60
Next in stock 12th Dec 2022

Trade pricing and quantity discounts available.

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

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Dark Rum Overproof Rum

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.


Norma Vidler 2011-06-12 23:19:45

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!

Paul Siggins 2011-02-16 01:57:16

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!

Alan Elsegood 2008-01-07 20:22:20

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.

Mr. Paul Bancroft 2007-04-06 09:31:12

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.