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Pusser’s British Navy Rum 15-Year is a blend of five rums from Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Barbados which are produced in mainly wooden pot stills. The blend is aged for 15 years.
The company derives its name from the British Navy 'Purser' who distributed a daily 'tot' of rum ration to each sailor - a tradition which lasted from 1655 until 1970. In 1979 Charles Tobias obtained the rights to blend the original recipe of the British Navy Rum.
Pusser's British Navy Rum is casually known as “Nelson’s Blood” as a nod to the famous death of Admiral Nelson. After being mortally wounded in a naval battle in 1805, Nelson’s body was preserved in a barrel of rum.
Love Pussers original and the gunpowder proof is delicious but stronger. This is smoother and less sweet. Not as enjoyable
This had so much range, and layers, and depth. Like cherries tickling my taint, I need more.
Take the money.
I get aromas of oak, varnish, hints of caramel sweetness and alcohol. Balanced a bit towards dry. Warming but not hot. Long astringent finish. Charcoal? Great body and long legs. What you would expect of a Navy rum and more. Not at all bad. Just a bit course. I'll sip it neat or over a cube or two. Purists may chastise me but a twist of lime would be a great addition. Perhaps a little over budget at $70 but I'd recommend!
A rum you can't help but love
Although there is a lot of added sugar
This rum tastes like it should cost a lot more
Super smooth, a real favorate
smells horrible, probably the worst smelling rum I've ever smelled. Smells like pure bleach to me. The taste wasn't much better extremely harsh not smooth at all tastes like some type of a cleaning agent. Horrible overall, I drain poured it. Bad bottle?
Not my cup of tea, but great nose! Caramel, wood, raspberry, sugar in the mouth, stays quite a while... youngest = what it says, unlike with rum soltera....
Not sure how this is “aged” extremely harsh which is what I’ve found with Navy rums. Dig the tradition and all but hard to just down a drink. If it didn’t title itself “aged” i’d be easier on it but aged usually means smoother and here not so much, I can forgive it from Santa Teresa because it has great flavor but this is gasoline with wood notes
Smoooth rum. Nice nose and hints of chocolate on the front and back end
Most likely aged in Whiskey cask.
Caramel, espresso, marmalade, marzipan, crème de cacao, spice, vanilla cream, black pepper, Whiskey Cask....
Outstanding Rum with Sweet, Rich and Very particular Aroma...
that's it. all the best parts of pussers with the rich molasses, barrel, spice, and smoothed out from the age without being like licking a barrel.
Aged 15 years in the tropics and bottled at (only) 40% ABV.
Big nose. Lots of caramel/molasses, oak, smoke, varnish, anise. The palate is much smaller. It's pretty balanced; a good dessert rum, but not as sweet as I thought it would be. Some chocolate. The sweetness lingers on the finish, which is medium.
For all it's low proof and high sugar, I can't help but really like this one. I could sip it for a long time. And if I ever get a chance I'd love to blend it with something hot, prickly and dry like the Cadenhead's MPM 14. Man, that would be delicious...
Süsse und einzigartige Aromen, Erinnerungen an alte Segeltage.
The original Navy Rum aged for 15 years.
One of the best
In the style of navy rums, it is a bit high in alcohol, which is balanced by sweetness. Interesting, but not enough deep flavors.
With a nice bottle, a beautiful label and a fantastic story around “Nelson’s blood” this rum unquestionably defends its place in my rumshelf even if I not have liked it, but I do.
The flavours are very nice and the afterburn is real long. It’s quite sweet but not to sweet. It should have been interesting to taste it in an navy strength level, but still one of my favourites on my shelf.
In the most positive sense a very strong rum with typical Demerara flavours. Beside a complex spice there is a unique, deep fruitiness. Absolute recommendation, maybe too much for rum beginners, as it has quite its (enjoyable) edges.
This rum is a true masterpiece. Perfect in any points. Price is high and it deserve it. Buy again if I can find other bottles.
I Purchased my first bottle of Pusser rum in pussers wharf, Tortola. I found the wrong to be very smooth but have a sharp sent when you first open the bottle. I enjoyed it with a chaser of Coke or chilled on the rocks.
Nose: cola, vanilla, tropical fruit and salty toffee
Taste: The cola taste comes first, its strong and i like it.
Then comes quite lot of spices, cinnamon and clove most notably, then vanilla and tropical fruit.
The toffee note isn't as overpowering as in Pussers Gunpowder but its still noticeable.
Quite sweet and sugared but not as much as El Dorado 12 (thank god).
Overall quite well balanced.
Finish: Spicy and fistfull of aromatic oak, not too much though. Sugary smooth.
Overall: Brilliant navy style xo rum that has strong and complex flavours that go on forever.
The added sugar doesnt bother me that much because it isnt too sweet where it would start to really destroy the profile of the rum (like in el dorado 12 and diplomatico reserva exclusiva) but i cant dislike this rum because the flavor profile is quite outstanding but i hope pusser will release less or unsugared version of this rum.
A dark and "robust" looking rum. The nose has notes of wood, leather, tobacco, chocolate, marcipan and cherry's. It's nice for sure. The palate starts of with the cherry's, marcipan and chocolate. It's fairly sweet(end). It then roll's on to sweet pipe tobacco and leather, finishing on the rounded wooden note. It's a great flurry of flavours and in a lot of ways a very good rum but unfunately a bit to sweet for my liking, restraining this bottle from a 9 rating.
You GOT to taste and have this rum
Dette er en rom man bør smake og ha i skapet
Cracking rum, this!
The first thing I noticed was the lovely smell. It has a strong oak and molasses aroma to it with some tropical fruit in there too.
On the taste, well first of all it's... really good! That's the first thing you notice. It has a mixture of sweetness and bitterness which is quite interesting and seems to come and meander in and out over the time that you drink it - even more interesting. There is oak and molasses, fruit (particularly banana and pineapple), a hint of raisn and date. The aftertaste is an interesting slow fade of rooibos tea, with a tingle on the tip of the tongue - a sweetness and a sort of coffee and tobacco bitterness sailing around in there too.
It is a much more viscous rum than most - it has sticky legs and is a little syruppy - but not too sweet. Any sweetness here is balanced out.
If it's not far off what the British Navy drank, no wonder they were not keen to lose the Rum Ration in 1970!! Though I think what they had was not quite as good as this - aside from the Captains and Admirals.
Comme première impression, le rhum est assez ordinaire, manque de rondeur et de complexité, Avec un long contact a l'air, ce rhum devient très doux et développe une bonne complexité.
I passed this over so many times through the years simply because of the words "Navy Rum". I guess I pictured Navy rum as being nothing more than flavored gasoline. You know. Rough and Tough. The words "Overproof" and "Gunpowder Proof" didn't help matters much either. After seeing so many glowing reviews of the "Nelson's Blood" I had to give it a try and I'm sure glad I did. This Navy rum has turned out to be one of my favorites. I love the flavor and aroma of wood in certain rums and Pusser's 15 does wood superbly. It will truly be a sad day when the few remaining wooden pot stills cease production. We will be loosing a taste of the past that will never be accurately reproduced by using other methods.