Gosling's Black Seal Rum, made from a 150-year-old Gosling family recipe, uses the finest distillates aged in charred American oak casks. Gosling's Black Seal has a rich, intricate flavour, well balanced and nuanced with butterscotch, vanilla and caramel notes. Or, as expressed up by the Beverage Tasting Institute when they awarded it their highest honour, the Platinum Medal: "Deep, assertive and highly flavoured. Very fragrant with herbal ￼￼￼￼￼￼sharpness. Fragrant, with herbal sharpness, and unusually complex. At the finish, there is a softness and elegance. A most complex, unusual spirit." We were pleased but hardly surprised. While it may look like Gosling's Black Seal Rum is packaged in black glass, the bottle is actually clear. This is a rich and extremely dark rum that is a rich, deep amber color when poured. While pleasantly aromatic, Black Seal distinguishes itself on the palate. Full-bodied and highly textured, it has delightfully full rummy flavors of vanilla, molasses, caramel and toast. Black Seal Rum is the key ingredient in Bermuda's National Drink – the Dark 'n Stormy. Goslings' trademarked cocktail, a delicious mix of Black Seal Rum and Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer, appears like a storm cloud in a glass and evokes the mystique of Bermuda. Enjoy on the rocks or mixed in a wide array of rum cocktails.