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Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum - Review

The Spirit of Bermuda

Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum was developed in 1863 and was originally only available on draft poured from barrelsTurns out the islands famous for their shorts, grass and mysterious Triangle have something else going for them: rum. The Gosling family has been producing it in Hamilton, the capital, for seven generations, making it the country's oldest business house. With its three rums, Gosling's is the largest exporter of a Bermuda-made product.

Perhaps their best-known rum, Black Seal, was developed in 1863 and was originally only available on draft poured from barrels. During World War I, Gosling’s started selling black rum in recycled Champagne bottles sealed with cork and black wax. There was such a demand for these “Black Seal” bottles that the name stuck. The cute seal logo came later.

The rum itself is smooth and flavorful, with an aroma reminiscent of brown sugar. We enjoyed it on the rocks and in a Dark’n Stormy, Bermuda’s national drink. Suddenly, a Dark 'n Stormy night in Bermuda sounds pretty good.

Price: $21

For more information and cocktail recipes, visit www.goslingsrum.com.

Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum

COCKTAIL RECIPE
Dark'n Stormy
2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
8 oz Ginger Beer
Ice

In a highball glass, pour rum over ice, add ginger beer and stir. Ginger ale can substitute for ginger beer.


COCKTAIL RECIPE
Doctor Funk
2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
3/8 oz pomegranate syrup
3/8 oz simple syrup
3/8 oz lemon juice
3/3/ oz lime juice
dash of Pernod Absinthe


Shake and strain the ingredients, then pour into a Tom Collins glass containing crushed ice. Top with soda water, and a wedge of lime.

Pernod Absinthe

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