Gosling’s Black Seal was my second dark rum. It actually says “black”. Rum terminology is often confusing and there is a lot of overlap. Gosling’s comes up over and over online with regard to a cocktail called a Dark and Stormy. I don’t care for ginger beer (one of the main components in the aforementioned cocktail). But after the Meyers’s, I was intrigued. The Gosling’s Black Seal had nowhere near the “punch” that the Meyers’s had and none of the “smokey” flavor.
I have tried to sip it straight. Alcohol. Some sweet or molasses bitter taste.
I have tried it with a little water or over ice. Doesn’t help, but again, did slightly bring out some subtle flavors.
Not that this meant that it was bad in a cocktail. I’d say it gets lost in heavily sweetened and fruity cocktails.
Distiller: Gosling Brothers Limited
Proof: 80 (40% ABV)
Paid: $17 for 750ml (on sale)
Buy again: Probably Not