Global Rum brand Gosling has taken its spirit onto the water with the release of its first ocean-aged rum, Spirited Seas.
In the belief that rough seas make smooth rum, Goslings sent 60 once-used bourbon barrels filled with a proprietary blend of aged dark Bermuda rum on board the Oleander, the container ship known as the lifeline of Bermuda.
The brand, which has been ageing and blending rum since 1806, saw its liquid travel for over 40 weeks, clocking up nearly 60,000 miles so that the rum could interact with the charred American white oak over every wave.
“For the first time, we let go of the ageing process and let mother nature take the reins on the open ocean,” says Malcolm Gosling Jr., eighth-generation rum maker. “The stormy seas and air had an extraordinary effect on the ageing rum blend.
“Extreme changes in weather forced the rum to expand in warmer climates and contract in colder temperatures,” Gosling continued. “The result is an elegant and complex rum that will be a prized addition to any premium aged spirit collector’s shelf.”
With subtle oak and allspice aromas and a palate with hints of stone fruit, caramel apple, and salted dark chocolate, Spirited Seas further offers a smooth, clean, and lingering finish with spiced dark oak.
Goslings recommend enjoying the rum neat or mixed in a variety of classic cocktails – a twist on the Old Fashioned, an upgraded Rum Punch, a winter warmer like Hot Buttered Rum.
For more information, go to goslingsrum.com