— How Rum Is Made —
The basics of rum making have not changed in centuries...
Rum is fermented from naturally sweet molasses, a by-product of processing sugar cane. Yeasts ferment the water thinned molasses, which is converted directly into ethyl alcohol without creating the aldehydes and ketones that are found in grain fermentation. When rum is distilled, it produces 97.5% alcohol and 2.5% water.
Super-premium Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda Rum is made from a Gosling’s family recipe dating back nearly two centuries and comprises of independently aged distillates aged in once-used, charred, American oak bourbon casks. The smooth, full flavour is the result of a careful blend of aged pot and continuous still distillates. One imparts flavour; the other a subtle elegance.