Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof, which was originally labelled as Original Admiralty Strength Rum 54.5%, is the new packaging for the old Pussers Rum Blue Label bottled as 54.4%. The blue label is now used on the new Pussers Rum Blue Label bottled at 40%. It is exactly the same 54.5% rum with a very smart, new Black Label.
Pussers Rum is produced on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and is named after the Royal Naval Slang for a purser, a ships supply officer. For more than 300 years sailors of the Royal Navy were issued a daily rum ration or tot, a highly welcome daily comfort when one was away from home for many months. Pussers British Navy Rum is the same Admiralty blend of five West Indian rums as issued on board British warships, and it is with the Admiralty’ blessing and approval that Pusser’s is now available to the consumer. In return The Royal Navy Sailor’s Fund, a naval charity more commonly called the Tot Fund receives a substantial donation from the sale of each bottle of British Navy Pusser’s Rum. Aside from the fund’s original bequest, the Pusser’s contribution has become the fund’s largest source of income. Today’s Pusser’s is still produced in exact accordance with the Admiralty’s specifications for rum. Like the old Blue Label, Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof is a 3 year old blend rum produced in column and pot stills sourced from various countries in the Carribean. Unlike most rums, Pussers Rum uses no flavouring agents. It is 100% natural. Pussers is said by connoisseurs to be more like a fine brandy than a rum, with a full, rich flavour and a smoothness which are unsurpassed.
Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof really a sipping rum but of course, it also be mixed. Its full mellow flavour comes through anything you might mix it with.