The establishment of the Gosling family in Bermuda began long ago. In the Spring of 1806, James Gosling, the oldest son of a wine and spirits merchant, William Gosling, set out from Gravesend, Kent, England on the good ship Mercury, with £10,000 of merchandise bound for America. After ninety-one desperate days on becalmed seas their charter ran out, and they put in at the nearest port, St. George's, Bermuda. Rather than pressing on for America, James Gosling opened a shop on the King's Parade in December of 1806. The rest of the story, as they say, is history. Delicious, deep, dark history.
First introduced to the US in 2005, Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum is the oldest release in the Goslings range. Originally reserved only for the Gosling family, this rum is appropriately called Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum.
Crafted from the same incomparable Bermudan blend as the renowned Black Seal Rum. Aged up to 16 years in Goslings' dark barrels, until it acquires an extra luscious, nuanced complexity much like a rare Scotch or Cognac.
Each bottle is corked, hand labelled and then dipped in the black seal that is their namesake tradition. Given a Double Gold Medal at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Consider it the ultimate sipping rum.
Nose: Rich, creamy aromas. Hints of calves leather, dark chocolate, candied orange and spice.
Palate: Thick notes of orange marmalade and molasses, bitter dark chocolate, cooked apples and black pepper. A little cedar.
Finish: Long, oak finish.