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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.
Recommendable to most
As a fan of navy rum, I wanted to try the old version. This is a direct comparison between the old Nelson's blood and Pussers 15.
The old Nelson's is not very dark, but also not very intensive and heavy. Almost no molasses there.
I smell candle wax and some fruits, some honey. Because I love Demerara, I like the new one more.
The taste starts with some sweetness but not heavy. Aromas are like in a Haiti rum, more light than heavy. I get sugar cane or sugar syrup, some vanilla and wood, candle wax and musty old nuts. In the middle taste the rum develops some Demerara aromas but not very much.
The finish is not spectacular.
Completely differen rum than the new one. I don't know from wich countries this blend is. I would gues Trinidad, Guyana and Haiti.
It's not a typical Navy blend. I would rate it with 79 points. It's not bad and the rum is gently. But it's not interesting enough. I would prefer the new one.
Nose: candle wax, some rotten fruits, honey and a sour note
Taste: sugar cane, vanilla, some wood, candle wax, musty nuts
Middle: honey, molasses, musty walnuts, some iodine
Finish: spice, medical note, honey
Aftertaste: sugar cane, mint
Value (89€): 2.5/5
Not as strong as I expected, but the taste is deep and powerfull. Great nose and interesting blend of Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados.
First we have to recognize this bottle style and 15 year blend is no longer available. My rating is for the orange label older version. This rum was nearing perfection in my book. Unfortunately the new blend falls way short. I understand they lost the rights to the Trinidad rum that it was blended with and is now100% Guyana blended.
Back to the old 15 review dark brown full bodied, I believe it was over proof and delicious. If you are lucky enough to get old stock, buy it all.
Funny thing they did the same thing with regular Pusser’s over 25 years ago the original blue label was much better and I boycotted the new blend for 20 years, but find it very appealing again.
Tytéž zatuchlé hrozinky v lihu, jako u standardního British Navy, ale zjemnělé a vlastně méně zajímavé. Přes udávaných 40% překvapivě lihovitější než je (nebo bývalo - už jsem ho pár let nepil) 54,5% British Navy. Mělo to být na oslavu, ale bylo to velké zklamání. Hodnocení se vztahuje k nekřesťanské ceně (skoro 1500 Kč), jinak tak 7. Šlo o verzi v nové láhvi (plnění z roku 2018) původem z Guyany; je velmi pravděpodobné, že starší Nelsonkavér býval lepší...
Aby to ověřil, pořídil jsem nakonec aktuální British Navy distribuovanou nyní pod názvem Gunpowder Proof, která je nyní rovněž z Guayny, nikoli z Barbadosu jako dřív. A vskutku - je nesrovnatelně horší než bývala, takže mohu jen litovat, že jsem si Nelsonovu krev nekoupil už před lety...
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