Pussers Gunpowder Proof Spiced is a brand new expression of spiced rum launched by Pusser’s Rum. It was first launched in the UK market in December 2020.
Pussers Rum is produced by Demerara Distillers Ltd in Guyana and is named after the Royal Navy Slang for a purser, a ship’s 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.
Pussers Gunpowder Proof Spiced is based upon the Gunpowder Proof Rum – this this is a 3 year old blend rum produced in column and pot stills in Guyana which is bottled with an ABV of 54.5%. The rum is filtered and aged for a minimum of three years in once used charred oak bourbon barrels and further enhanced with a a unique blend of Caribbean spices – a secret blend of course, but I detect banana, vanilla and chocolate (probably other bits and pieces I can’t remember) with. There is plenty of banana on the nose with chocolate on the palate, but the Gunpowder rum character still comes through.
To those of you that remember the Pusser’s red label spiced rum, this is nothing like it! This, in my humble opinion, is far, far superior.