Pussers Spiced Rum is the very latest addition to the Pussers Rum range. 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 Rum have been undergoing a process over rejuvenation in recent years, gone are all the old ceramic decanters, and they have introduced the more user (and barman friendly) Blue Label bottled at 40% which has proved very popular. Don’t worry they still do the old 54.5% bottling, but it is now called Gunpowder Proof.
Spiced Rum has seen a massive surge in growth over the last few years and there are many Spiced Rums on the market that are very dark in colour and very sweet. This is principally because the rums have molasses or caramel added to give a darker colour and sweetness. Pussers Spiced Rum is not a dark, sweet style. It is a paler, golden colour than most and it is not as sweet with a nice ginger-y spice.
The starting point for Pussers Spiced Rum is the original Pussers Rum – a base rum is a blend of young Barbados column still and pot still rums. The secret blend (naturally) of herbs and spices are obviously Caribbean spices, but the dominant one here is ginger. There is also some citrus, cinnamon, vanilla, anise and “other spices” – these are steeped in the base blend for 7 days. This not only allows the herbs and spices to steep it allows for the column and pot still rums to blend together too. Only natural ingredients are used. Imagine a liquid rum and ginger cake.
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