Boston Red Sox is now Cool!

Rum Partners with the Boston Red Sox!

I don’t follow sports much, and when I do I generally choose my teams based on the pirateyness of their mascot or the outfits of the cheerleaders. But the Red Sox – hardly a winner in the piratey department (and beats me, does Baseball even have cheerleaders???) has just nuked the competition by partnering up with a rum.

Baseball and rum? Must be Captain Morgan, aye? Or Bacardi, perhaps? NO!!! Goslings, baby – freakin’ Goslings!!! REAL rum, the kind that melts your socks and separates the lubbers from the rogues. The rum that I’ve drank more of than all the others put together has just partnered with a baseball team. In truth, I’m not sure how I feel about that. But I do have to look at the Red Sox with a newfound respect, kinda like how Gandalf finally respected Pippin in Return of the King when Pippin totally slaughtered an orc that was about to slice Gandalf wide open and unawares. Yeah, that’s pretty much how I feel, I guess.

You can read the whole story here (without the blathering about orcs and hobbits):

Goslings Rum Partners with the Boston Red Sox!

New! Gosling’s Ginger Beer

Cold Off the Press: Gosling’s Rums and Polar Beverages Unveil ‘Definitive’ Ginger Beer.

Dark&Stormies, here I come! Anyone that listens to Bilgemunky Radio know that I make no secret of my devotion to Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Not only is it cheap as hell, but it goes down pretty smooth, all things considered. And it also mixes quite well with Ginger Beer – and now they’ve gone and created their own.

I can’t wait to try the stuff.

Review: Gosling’s Family Reserve

Rating: ★★★★★
Gosling’s Family Reserve

I’ve long been a fan of Gosling’s Black Seal rum. Dollar for dollar, it’s one of the finest rums around. True, it isn’t for the faint of heart – but it soundly encompasses what rum is meant to be, and is one of the most affordable rums around that can be enjoyed straight up. So when Gosling finally started making their Family Reserve Rum more readily available, I was duly excited to finally try it.

First, it’s always a delight when a rum distiller takes the time to package their product in a manner befitting a spirit of such rich history. Gosling’s Family Reserve (also called Gosling’s Old Rum) is bottled in frosted glass of an extremely dark green. Its cork is sealed in black wax, embossed with a company seal and identified with rustic labels which include individual bottle/batch numbers. The whole affair is encased in an open-faced wooden box, and is truly a sight to behold. Continue reading

Review: Gosling’s Gold

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Gosling’s Gold Rum

I’m to the point where I pretty much recognize every rum in all the local stores, even if I’ve yet to try them. This is why it’s so much fun to see a new face, and that goes double when it’s produced by a brand name for which I’ve a fondness.

Gosling’s Gold came out of nowhere – never heard a thing about it – their own website doesn’t even mention the stuff. Truly uncharted waters, I naturally had to check it out.

Gosling’s is most famous for their Black Seal rum – a blacker than black concoction that casts off any pretense of character or subtlety, instead opting for the “I am rum – hear me roar” approach. Not for amateurs, but now that I’m a bit more experienced it’s a very worthy experience. Continue reading

Review: Gosling’s Black Seal

Rating: ★★★★☆
Gosling’s Black Seal

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I’ve been avoiding this rum for years. You see, my first experience drinking rum “neat” was with a bottle of Black Seal, and to be honest, I don’t think I was ready for it. It struck me as rather foul, and I moved on to other, more lightweight and approachable rums. Continue reading