Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof 54.5%


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Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof is bottled at a “Gunpowder Proof” of 54.5% ABV and is the only commercially available rum blended in accordance with Royal Navy Admiralty specifications.

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.

Today’s Pusser’s is still produced in exact accordance with the Admiralty’s specifications for rum. Like the Pussers Rum Blue Label, Pussers Rum Gunpowder Proof is 3 year old 100% Guyanese rum. It is a blend of rums from Demerara Distillers Ltd with a heavy influence of rum produced in old wooden-sided pot stills. Originating in the 1700s, these wooden pot stills produce flavours unmatched by modern metal column stills. Pusser’s Rum is rich and aromatic with a full bodied, versatile flavour and complex nose. 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. Bottled at 54.5% or “Gunpowder Proof” Read more about Gunpowder and Navy Strength spirits.

Also available in 5cl miniatures.

Tasting Notes

From Pusser’s Rum:

Colour: Clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights.

Nose: Pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Body: Full-bodied with a more enhanced flavour profile than the lower proof Blue Label.

Finish: Long finish, and despite its strength, smooth and mellow.


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