Whenever people mention the Dark ‘n’ Stormy, you gotta talk about Goslings Rum. Founded in 1806, Goslings is a well-respected rum company that’s based in Bermuda. Interestingly, this company still holds a patent on the Dark ‘n’ Stormy—hence it’s technically “illegal” to use any other brand when making this drink.
While Goslings Black Seal Rum makes a fantastic Dark ‘n’ Stormy, don’t feel bad if you can’t find it in your liquor store. Honestly, any well-aged, dark rum will work fine in this recipe.
Of course, you must be sure your rum is dark! You can’t make a “Dark ‘n’ Stormy” with white, gold, or even spiced rum. That’s just wrong.