5th August 2005


“BOSTON, MA (8/05/05)—Drawing inspiration from Gosling’s Black Seal Rum cocktails, Gosling’s Ltd. has created three rum cakes that celebrate Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and the tastes of Bermuda. Take home a bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and a Dark ‘n Stormy Island Spice Cake, a CocoRumba Double Chocolate Cake, or a Bermuda Swizzle Cake as a gift set for the holiday season.

More than two years in the making, Gosling’s Executive Chef Edward Bottone, working with Gosling’s President, Malcolm Gosling created this enticing line of sweets that showcase the alluring flavor Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Gosling’s Gourmet® line of cakes, sauces and preserves made its debut at the 2005 Fancy Food Show in New York.

“”We took our inspiration from Black Seal Rum cocktails, deconstructing drink’s like Bermuda’s Dark ‘n Stormy and the Rum Swizzle and turning them into desserts,”” said Edward Bottone, Executive Chef at Gosling’s Gourmet. “”Everything in our gourmet line relates to sun bright sub tropical Bermuda, and those flavors are amplified by the Spirit of Bermuda—Gosling’s Black Seal Rum,”” Said Malcolm Gosling, president and seventh generation rum master.

The Dark ‘n Stormy® Island Spice Cake transforms Bermuda’s National Drink (the Dark ‘n Stormy made with ginger beer and Gosling’s Black Seal Rum) into an irresistibly moist spice cake that gets its zest from fresh and candied ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and plenty of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum.

The CocoRumba Double Chocolate Cake is a sweet new twist on Bermuda’s traditional Island Black Cake. This rich, dark cake is packed with chocolate chunks, dates, pecans, cocoa, brown sugar, and a generous infusion of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. A chocolate lover’s dream come true.

The Bermuda Rum Swizzle Cake takes one of Bermuda’s favorite cocktails and turns it into a scrumptious dessert. A rich cake filled with the flavors of the Island—pineapple, apricot, lemon, lime, coconut, vanilla, and lots of aromatic Gosling’s Black Seal rum.

Each handsomely boxed, Gosling’s Gourmet Gift set includes a 4 ounce rum cake, and a 750 mL bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and retails for $18.00. There are six gift sets in a case, including two of each cake flavor. Gosling’s Gourmet Gift Sets are available in stores that sell Gosling’s Rums for a limited time beginning in September.

First exported to the US in 1980, Gosling’s Black Seal Rum is now Bermuda’s largest export. Gosling Brothers Ltd. is Bermuda’s oldest continuous running business. In 1806, London Wine and Spirits merchant William Gosling chartered the ship Mercury, loaded it with his son James and £10,000 worth of merchandise, and sent them off to America. After ninety one days on becalmed seas, the charter ran out and they put in at the nearest port—St. George’s, Bermuda. In 2004 Malcolm Gosling moved to the U.S. to spearhead a major American expansion of the brand. Finally, the seventh generation of the Gosling family has completed the voyage to the United States begun in 1806.

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For further information:
Debbie Rizzo (617) 233-8024”