With each different bottle of the stuff we get, I feel that we here at NeuFutur find a new variety of rum. This time, Gosling (Castle Brands) has provided us with a black rum, which I personally thought was significantly different than dark rum. Turns out, itâ€™s just another term for that version of the spirit.
However, by this being a dark rum, we have a better idea about how it ranks. The first crack that imbibers will have with this spirit will provide a heavy molasses and spice note, something that hides ny alcoholic flavor present in the spirit.
Where a number of lesser rums lightly modify the alcohol burn, Goslingâ€™s Black Seal is great because it works with this flavor to craft something that is decidedly as complex as Atlantic Rum. However, Goslingâ€™s Black Seal should be seen as one of the most versatile rums that one will ever try; no matter what type of concoction or form that an individual attempts to shoehorn Goslingâ€™s Black Seal into, the resulting experience will be special. Where I found myself continually going back to with regard to the Black Seal would have to be a simple drink; the Goslingâ€™s on the rocks.
It is precisely the fact that the spirit is drank slowly and is not adulterated with any different liquids or garnishes that I feel that the full body of the spirit can be truly enjoyed. Donâ€™t get me wrong â€“ the thicker body of the Black Seal does perfectly in shot format, while a rum and coke done up with Goslingâ€™s Black Seal is perhaps the best version of the drink Iâ€™ve had. If you really want to take that additional plunge into the Gosling brand, check out their Dark â€˜N Stormy, which requires cracked ice, one measure of the Black Seal Rum, and two measures of Ginger Beer.
Goslingâ€™s Black Seal (80 Proof) / Black Rum / http://www.blackseal.com / http://www.castlebrandsinc.com