1806 - William Gosling charters a ship to carry his eldest son James Gosling to Virginia from London with £10,000 worthof wine and spirits to open a merchant business, becalmed at sea, the ship only gets him to Bermuda before his charter runs out
1820s - Ambrose Gosling, younger brother of James, joins him in Bermuda
1857 - One of the blends Ambrose has been experimenting with becomes known as "Old Rum", later to be renamed Black Seal.
Pre-WWI, the Goslings begin bottling their Old Rum in reused champagne bottles, sealed with black wax, locals begin to order the "black seal"
1940s - The logo with a black seal juggling a barrel of rum on it's nose is introduced
1991 - The Dark 'n Stormy cocktail is trademarked by Goslings
Goslings is a required part of the trademarked Dark ' n Stormy. Here's how to make it:
4 - 5 oz. Ginger Beer (Goslings would prefer you use their brand)
1.5 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum
Fill a glass with ice, pour in the ginger beer, float the black seal on top, and garnish with the lime.