Pussers Rum Blue Label is a 3 year old Guyanese rum, the same rum as the Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof, but bottled at a slightly more approachable 40% ABV.
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. The Rum Ration was abolished on the 31st July 1970 (“The Black Day”) and the Pusser’s Rum name quietly lay dormant until 1979 when the entrepreneur Charles Tobias sought to resurrect the Pusser’s Rum tradition. Tobias managed to obtain the rights and the blending information from the Admiralty, set up Pussers Rum Ltd on Tortola and, in 1980, began selling Pusser’s Rum to the public for the very first time. 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.
Pussers Blue Label Rum is inspired by the Admiralty’s blending recipe last used when the Royal Navy discontinued its daily ration. The blend is heavily influenced by the use of rum produced in wooden pot stills, a signature of the old Navy style. Originating in the 1700s, these wooden pot stills remain in operation to this day, producing flavours unmatched by modern metal column stills. Pusser’s Rum is rich and aromatic with a full bodied, versatile flavour and complex nose. Bottled at 40% ABV with not added colourings or flavours.
Pussers Rum Blue Label is the key ingredient for the Pusser’s Painkiller Cocktail. Try one if you have never had one. Mine’s a number 4!
Also available in 5cl miniatures.
From Pussers Rum:
Colour: Clear, dark amber
Nose: Classic Demerara sugar, molasses, dried fruits, island spices, and caramel
Body: Full, round and perfect for cocktails
Finish: Long finish with a mild spicy burn