Goslings Dark and Stormy Bundle is produced in Bermuda by Gosling’s. A family business for over two centuries, Gosling’s was founded in 1806 by James Gosling and is Bermuda’s oldest business house and largest exporter of locally made product. Originally called ‘Old Rum’, the company’s flagship ‘Black Seal Rum’ was not sold by the bottle until after World War One, when it was packaged in Champagne bottles (the most widely available bottle at the time) and sealed with black wax, hence the name which has stuck. Over the years, Black Seal Rum has become synonymous with the Bermuda region – it is an essential ingredient in the local fish chowder, adds the island flavour to the ‘Bermuda Rum Swizzle’, as well as being the tempest in Bermuda’s favorite cocktail, the ‘Dark ‘n Stormy’.
At the World Spirits Championships, the largest international spirits judging in North America, Goslings Black Seal Rum scored 96 out of a possible 100 points and was awarded the Platinum Medal. The judges described Goslings Black Seal Rum as “Superlative…Deep, assertive and highly flavored. Very fragrant with herbal sharpness. At the finish there is a softness and elegance. A most complex, unusual spirit.”