21st July 2005


For a limited time only and in certain parts of the country, rum aficionados can have Gosling’s Gold® Bermuda Rum and Polar Ginger Ale in a combo pack ready for summertime parties, backyard barbecues, and sunset sails. One of the newest additions to the Gosling family line of rums, Gosling’s Gold is an amber rum that is robust yet remarkably soft on the palate. “With so many fans of the Dark ‘n Stormy® cocktail, we wanted to create an equally enticing drink named after Bermuda’s famed weather patterns,” said Malcolm Gosling, president and seventh generation rum master. “Pairing Gold with ginger ale brings out the hints of apricot, vanilla and mango creating a refreshingly smooth drink.” The Ginger Gale is made simply by pairing Gosling’s Gold Bermuda Rum with ginger ale, ice and garnished with lime. Super-premium Gosling’s Gold Rum is barrel-aged made using the finest distillates in strict accordance with techniques handed down over six generations. The rich, golden amber color is deeply aromatic of vanilla, apricot, mango and a lightly oaked character. The taste is smooth and light with hints of citrus, tropical flavors and nutty undertones. Rum enthusiasts can enjoy this versatile rum straight, on-the-rocks, with ginger ale or as a mixer to enhance any rum cocktail. 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. At the recent World Spirits Competition, Gosling’s Black Seal Rum won a Platinum Medal, while Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum received a Double Gold Medal at The San Francisco Spirits Competition and Gosling’s Gold Rum received a Gold Medal at the International RumFest. Combo packs are available in the U.S. until the end of September in limited quantities.