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A staple diet for every British sailor was pussers and woods.
It's like mothers milk to us old uns
The perfect Rum for toasts
Been on the sea in the sea and under the sea most of my life and I have never found a Rum to equal this Rum. Drink it neat but carefully is the only way but let it linger on the tongue to get the full flavour.
I don't have a drinks cabinet but I always have a bottle of Woods by the side of my chair. Buy it at the local supermarket but uneasy about the price as it keeps going up wish my pension went up at the same rate.
Not only does it share my own surname but without doubt real navy rum real strength with Real taste first tasted 30 plus yrs ago still best Demerara and best price 👍
This is a first class rum in my opinion with so much flavour
This has all the connections and nostalgia that rum should have. When you drink this you could imagine you are out at see, or half way around the world.
You could imaging drinking it in a warm home with friends or when it’s freezing on a rooftop bar in a European city.
It’s dark, but not overly sweet, it packs a real punch but does not destroy your taste buds.
For me this is the definition of rum.
This is a nice smooth rum that has a kick that goes after your third. Must only be drunk neat no ice
First to hit you is the strength at 57% this is serious rum. After the initial strength, you get wood and earthy flavour with demerara sugar, banana, toffee, dark chocolate coming through. Complex flavours and you can drink this as a sipping drink, however I tend to favour the Cuba Libre with Pepsi Max blends into an amazing strong sipping long drink.
Not too sweet and not spiced although hints of spices are to be found.
My mixing and everyday Rum of choice, partly down to the flavour and the affordable price range.
Má snad 60 %. Pořádně ostrá záležitost. Cukrová třtina je z povodí řeky Demerara a je to poznat na kvalitě. Když skleničku necháte prázdnou, tak ještě mnoho hodin krásně voní!
I couldn't resist getting a bottle when I saw it on offer in sainsburys £16!!!
Great taste, no way would I spoil this with coke or ice or anything else.
Full of flavour,nice aroma.
Get out there and treat yourself
Wood's is a true classic and it's easy to see why sailors were upset when the tot was stopped if this was what they were drinking. This rum is exceptional value for money and a classic, using a recipe from 1887 and distilled in the world's oldest and only wooden still. I always have a bottle of this on the shelf and it's always gone far too quickly, this is easily my favourite rum in terms of cost effectiveness.
Nose and taste are predominantly toffee, caramel, Christmas pudding and similar flavours - all very pungent and long lasting due to the higher ABV of 57% (which is always great with rum).
If you haven't tried this yet you should seek it out immediately - a fine example of navy rum and Guyanese rum, using Demerara.
Very strong tasty earthy rum my favorite one. I always mix it with a little Pepsi, just enough to get the right flavour but not enough to loose the strong taste of the rum. You need respect the strength of it as it can creep up on you and make you a little unsteady :)
Picked up on offer in the UK.
Off the bat there are deep toffee and caramel scents and upon further tasting the woody, smokey flavour develops. Ends with a quite surprising Christmas pudding flavour which is absolutely delightful. Very enjoyable, and made me smile a great deal.
A great choice and was impressed by the presentation and complex flavour.
Read a little about part of the rum being stilled in a 250 year old still, interesting.
Would absolutely recommend.
A lovely, Navy strength dark rum. Its nice as a mixing rum, but it really comes into its own when it's taken neat with a small amount of water added. The colour is very dark brown and the tastes are molasses, burnt sugar, toasted caramel and vanilla. It's very easy to drink, but be warned: over indulgence will lead to an awful hangover.
Recommended, especially if you like a stronger drink.
This rum took me by surprise. Enjoyed it with coke and kept going back. Thick and dark. It packed a punch but was a lot smoother than a lambs navy. Enjoyed this one.
I swear -- that's the aftertaste of this one!
Unfortunately it comes with quite a punch, being 59 % VOL (used to be 60%).
I use to let it air a bit to get rid of most of the fumes before enjoying it. If not, the alcohol vapor tends to be too strong.
But the rum raisin taste.. man!
As others have said this needs to breath to get the best from it.
Notes of oak, liquorice and molasses.
I have heard from several old salts that despite what the makers of pussers will tell you, this rum is far more like the stuff the Royal Navy was issued till 1970.
Enjoy with coke or straight as a slow sipper which lets you enjoy the oak.
Surprisingly smooth for a 57% rum, but with a warm finish, good for a winters eve
Rubbery and earthy on the first sniff. Follow by dark chocolate, toffee, flambe banana, jackfruit and sweet spices such as anise and clove.
Very complex on palate. woody, earthy with a touch of burned/ charred aroma flavor.
It tends to be slightly sour and salty (dried sour plum with sugar dust) and follow with sweet bitterness towards to end. It's then covered with flavor of clove and honey syrup.
Unripe banana which itch the gum on the finishing and sweet spices lingering .
Rich demerara sweetness and a pungent oakiness, Give a taste straight out of pirates of the caribbean! Delicous taste a fiery overproof burn for good measure.
Being ex Royal Navy, this is an obvious favourite of mine. One of the first rums I ever tasted, and one I always go back to. Lots of layers of flavours, and one to savour.
This is currently my favourite rum and has been cherished by me since my first sip back in the days when I was on the High Seas during the 60's and 70's. It is a powerful, very dark, almost black colour with an intense demerara sugar nose and super smooth burnt sugar taste that lasts and lasts and warms the cockles of your heart!
The rum itself is very dark, almost black in the bottle, perhaps the result of aging in heavily charred barrels, but more likely a result of a liberal dose of the caramel coloring.
The nose is heavy and sweet, chocolate, a bit of cinnamon, pudding.
The palate is sweet and oaky, with smoky, slightly astringent, complex notes that gradually develop into a lasting, powerful, slightly spicy finish. Notes of cocoa, tobacco, muscavado sugar, leather, and banana. The mouthfeel is full and rounded.
This rum can be enjoyed on the rocks or with a splash of water, but excels as a mixer in Dark and Stormy, or even rum-based Old Fashioned.
It's 114 proof and full of flavor. Chocolate, spices, root beer...it reminds me a lot of Gosling's, another one of my favorites. Try making a Navy Grog with this rum. The result is a powerful tiki drink which is positively addictive and delicious when done right. And even though it's an overproof rum, it's not at all overpowering...which means you can sip it straight and enjoy the ride.
Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum rum review by Helen at A Mountain of Crushed Ice