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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.
Tried this while in Bangkok at an upscale Rum bar, lovely sipping rum which seemed to have more flavour once ice was added. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this bottle on my travels.
This is different that what I expected. The nose gives you a sense that it is going to be overpoweringly sweet. Fruits and molasses are evident. The initial taste is quite the contrary. There is a sweetness, light fruitiness, and the ending has a sweetness that creeps up. Very little burn to finish. I believe it would pair well with a cigar.
This is a tasty one, but...the sugar. Phew. It covers many aspects. Recommended - with some doubts.
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 and undiluted 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.