|Gosling's Black Seal Rum
by F. Sot Fitzgerald
Gosling's Black Seal Rum comes from Bermuda and it is a favorite among sailors in the Caribbean, I'm told. When you first look at the bottle, you might say, "Oh- a black bottle. Interesting." On closer look you'll find that the bottle is clear but the rum is cola colored.
you can get some idea of the range of good rums. While Redrum is
light and tropical flavored, Gosling's is 80 proof, thick, less sweet,
and has a firm caramel taste. It also possesses a roasted taste that
makes it rather chewy, and adds bitterness to balance what sweetness it
It's a very tasty rum and mixed with cola it creates and unusual drink- sweet, bubbly, but possessing a slightly bitter, caramel heart. Gosling's Black Seal Rum can be consumed straight up, on the rocks, or mixed. It's very good and if given the opportunity, don't pass it up. (Rating ****1/2)