My Kind of Tour: Gosling’s Rum

An essential ingredient in Bermuda fish chowder, the island flavor of the Bermuda Rum Gosling's, BermudaSwizzle, and key to Bermuda’s Dark ‘n Stormy, Gosling’s Rum is Bermuda’s largest export. Known around the world, especially to this Cape Bretoner, is Gosling’s Bermuda Rum so when I heard that we were going on a tour of Gosling’s distillery, my first questions was, “is it a tasting tour?” Thankfully, it was!

Rather then telling you about the tour, I thought I’d share a few recipes with you so you could tour Gosling’s yourself.

Bermuda Rum SwIzzle Recipe
8 oz Gosling’s® Black Seal rumGosling's Rum, Bermuda
6 dashes Angostura® bitters
Juice of 2 lemons
Crushed ice
5 oz pineapple juice
5 oz orange juice
2 oz grenadine syrup

Stir or shake vigorously until
a frothing head appears. Strain into
sour glasses. Garnish with a slice of
orange or a Maraschino Cherry

Gosling's, BermudaDark ‘n Stormy
1. Fill a tall glass three quarters of the way with ice.
2. Add two ounces of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum & eight ounces
of ginger beer (which is not the same as ginger ale).
3. Squeeze in the juice of one lime wedge, drop in the lime & stir.

Don’t want to mix…

Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum is crafted from the same Bermuda blend as their Gosling's, Bermudarenowned Black Seal Rum, but they age it in dark barrels even longer, until it acquires an extra luscious, nuanced complexity much like a rare Scotch or Cognac.

Consider it the ultimate sipping rum.

The perfect Old Rum recipe:

  • 1 oz. – blah, blah, blah
  • ½ tsp. – blah, blah
  • 2 oz. – blah, blah, blah

Don’t add anything. Just pour it in a glass and savor.

Over the years Black Seal® Rum has become synonymous with Bermuda. You can’t go to Bermuda without at least tasting the rum.

Have you already tried Gosling’s? What’s your favorite drink?

20 thoughts on “My Kind of Tour: Gosling’s Rum

  1. I’ve had the Dark & Stormy a number of times. I can testify that Darks & Stormies are best enjoyed on radiant and cloudless afternoons. With friends. Gosling’s is fine rum. Thanks for the summertime “refreshing bev” inspiration, Lesley.


  2. I fell in love with the Dark ‘n Stormy wile on a cruise to Bermuda years ago and it is hands down my favorite drink. If I ever see it on a drink menu (and they make it right), the bar/restaurant instantly becomes one of my favs!!! Now I must have one. *Puts on shoes and grabs wallet* Off to the store.


  3. Not that anyone really needs an excuse to want to go to Bermuda, but knowing they have great rum just moves them up the list!


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