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Gosling’s: We had Bermuda’s back during ginger beer drought

Barritt's rival Gosling's wants Islanders to know they had a choice during the recent ginger beer drought.

Dunkley's, the local distributor of Gosling's said: “As the local distributor for Gosling's Ginger Beer, the beverage specifically created to complement Gosling's Black Rum. we thought you might be interested to know that although business was brisk we suffered no shortages in our supply of Gosling's Ginger Beer over the Easter Holiday. Gosling's Ginger beer had Bermuda's back!”

Gosling's says its “perfectly balanced ginger beer” is the only ginger beer created strictly to make the local Dark 'n Stormy cocktail.

Barritt's had a major situation on its hands after it ran out of ginger beer for the first time in the company's history last month, due a delay in its shipment of concentrate for the beverage.

Barritt's Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer is produced in Florida from a special concentrate made in Milton Keynes, England, derived from raw Jamaican and African ginger.

The zesty Bermudian soft drink has been bottled, canned and sold continuously since 1874.

In 2009, Gosling's said it had joined with Polar Beverages of Massachusetts to create, package and distribute its own ginger beer soft drink.

Gosling's said their ginger beer took more than a year to formulate and perfect.

“We needed to hit the perfect balance between sweetness and spiciness,” explained the company at the time.

Barritt's or Gosling's, whose ginger beer is better? You can join in the vote by going to our Facebook page at facebook.com/royalgazette.bm

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Published April 18, 2012 at 9:00 am (Updated April 18, 2012 at 9:24 am)

Gosling’s: We had Bermuda’s back during ginger beer drought

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