Rum - Gosling's Gold
Gosling Brothers Ltd., Hamilton,Bermuda
Gosling's Gold Rum
Importer: Heaven Hill, Bardstown, KY
Age: 5 Years
Price: $16.00 750ml
Notes: Distilled in pot stills and column stills and the majority of the blend bottled at 5 years of age. This rum is part of a series, the others being the Blackseal and Old Rum. While usually not a fan of Bermuda rums , I can't argue with the price of these or the quality so far.
Appearance: Luscious, translucent, light copper/gold color clear with no hazing separation or floating sediments. Long legs develop on swirling.
First Impression: Slightly heavy, sweetish, caramelized molasses, fruit and spices but drying nose,lean.
Taste: Spicy, medium bodied, touch of sulfur. Nutty, fruity, spicy, oak finish. A touch on the light side but what do you expect from a gold rum.
Drinks: Cheap enough to use and not worry about wasting it plenty of spice to stand up against other ingredients. Quite assertive and somewhat complex.
Cigars: Any decent cigar will do - like a La Gloria Cubana or Hoyo de Monterrey.
Final Thoughts: A very nice rum for the money. Our choice for use as a casual mixer. Well made and well worth the money. Usually any rum under $20 is a risky proposition. This one however is decent for the money.
Bottle/Packaging: Clear glass with rounded clear silk screened labels and dark redneck wrap. Not much to look at, but shows the darker color of this gold rum nicely.
Web site: http://www.goslingsrum.com
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