About Goslings Papa Seal Single Barrel Bermuda Rum 2018 Release
The story of Goslings Rum is a serendipitous one, dating as far back as 1806, when James Gosling ventured out to sea at the request of his father. Gosling was heading towards Virginia, equipped with wines and spirits worth 10,000 pounds Sterling. 91 days into the trip the charter on the ship Mercury ran out, forcing Gosling to settle in Bermuda. Eventually, he decided to open a wine and spirits shop on the island. The rest, as they say, is history.
Upon his return to England in 1824 James Gosling opened a shop with his brother Ambrose, which has been in the Gosling family ever since. Their first rum, the Black Seal, was produced nearly half a century later in 1863. Produced in Bermuda, the Black Seal is synonymous with the island. Today, the family business is in the 7th generation of Goslings, who continue to lead the company as the largest exporter of any Bermuda-made consumable product. Goslings is also the only company that blends and bottles on the island.
Goslings Papa Seal Rum is their ultra-premium single barrel expression. It's a combination of 14 and 18 year old pot and column-distilled rums that were aged separately, blended together, and then married in American white oak for an additional 2 years in once-used medium-char bourbon barrels, the humid Bermuda air working its magic all the while. Only 12 barrels of this mellow and elegant rum were produced, yielding a total of 2592 bottles. Each cask was carefully hand-picked, every bottle meticulously bottled and labeled by hand.
The luxurious expression has garnered numerous awards, including a 2019 Rum of The Year by the Caribbean Journal
and 92 points by Tasting Panel
. "Our obsession has always been on crafting the finest rums possible, not the most rums. With that mantra in mind, we proudly created Papa Seal, ‘The Father of all Rums’. My only regret is that we are forced to limit the number of people who can experience it," said Malcolm Gosling, president and CEO, at the launch of the rum. Named after the father of the Goslings family of rum-makers, Malcom Gosling, known among family and friends as "Papa Seal", this expression is one of the few single barrel rums available on the market today.
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