Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 151 Proof shares the same
characteristics as their popular, refined Goslings Black Seal Rum, boasting a
higher proof. It has earned a Platinum Medal in the Overproof category at the
International Rum Festival and has been widely recognized as the best overproof
rum available. Gosling's Black Seal Rum 151 Proof is characterized by its
herbal notes, caramel, sweet vanilla and spicy flavor.
The story of Gosling’s Rum is a serendipitous one, dating
as far back as 1806, when James Gosling ventured out to sea at the request of
his father. Gosling was heading towards Virginia, equipped with wines and
spirits worth 10,000 pounds Sterling. 91 days into the trip the charter on the
ship Mercury ran out, forcing Gosling to settle in Bermuda. Eventually he
decided to open a wine and spirits shop on the island, the rest is history.
Upon his return to England in 1824 James Gosling opened a shop with his brother
Ambrose, which has been in the Gosling family ever since. Their first rum, the
Black Seal, was produced nearly half a century later in 1863. Produced in
Bermuda, the Black Seal is synonymous with the island. Today, the family
business is in the 7th generation of Gosling’s, who continue to lead company,
as the largest exporter of any Bermuda made product. Gosling’s is also the only
company that blends and bottles on the island.