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Pusser's British Navy rum

The Great British Admiralty first served rum daily to its Royal Navy sailors over 300 years ago until the ration was abolished in 1970. In 1979 Charles Tobias bought the recipe rights, formed Pusser’s Ltd. in the British Virgin Islands, and for the first time made the rum it available for public consumption.

Pusser’s British Navy rum today is the same blend of five West Indian rums as the British Admiralty issued to sailors.

Known as the “single malt of rum” Pusser’s British Navy rum is pot stilled using a similar method as that for single malt scotches, and with no artificial flavors is 100% natural.

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Posted 3 months ago by Marty from Czech Republic with 65 ratings

At si ho namornici pijou, do coly ok, jinak bych doplnil “r” hned po P

Posted 3 months ago by Djgross144 from United States with 29 ratings

Sailed in the BVI numerous times. Pusser is known as an essential ingredient for the Painkiller, a luscious combination of dark rum, pineapple, juice, orange juice, creme of coconut, and nutmeg. The rum has nice nose with caramel, and a slight bite. Try it, you'll like it.

Posted 4 months ago by Aiden from United States with 10 ratings

The main characteristic that drowns out most of the rest in Pusser's British Navy is the alcohol. This is a good rum, but its strong smell of alcohol, spicy and funky taste (sometimes even too funky in my opinion) and noticeable harshness simply isn't for everyone. I like it personally, especially with ice to smooth it out or mixed, but there's other rums I would prefer to sip instead of this in almost any situation. It is very well priced though, so no reason not to try it at least once.

Posted 4 months ago by haross from Czech Republic with 7 ratings

Je z něj výrazně cítit dřevo a cosi připomínající hovězí kůži. Chuť zajímavá, ale na mě příliš agresivní a ostrá. Vhodná spíš pro drsný námořníky než pro mě. Ale má svůj styl.

Posted 4 months ago by SaltySailor69 from United States with 18 ratings

For me the smell is offensive, it’s a chemical sweat that makes me feel sick. The taste isn’t much better, it’s a strong astringent like fermenting raisins mixed with old English furniture polish. I’ll let the bottle breath and try again at another date. Now I’m getting an old tobacco aftertaste, which is better than the initial mouthful.

Posted 4 months ago by engineerLANDO from United States with 6 ratings

It’s good. I have to say...Really, really Good! I expected it to be sub-par simply because of the average ratings but I was shocked. This rum is GOOD ! I mean, don’t get me wrong...it doesn’t taste like a million dollar rum. But as an everyday supper, this rum is great. Right off the nose and can taste something wooden, smoky, definitely something spicy. It stays with you and then mellows to a fruity note long afterwards. Really deep flavor for a rum at this price point. Sort of like an old friend helping to reef that sail on a stormy sea or a good weighted axe in the hand chopping wood in the falling snow. This is the rum for that. It’s got just the right flavor. You can really tell it’s a tried and true classic!

Posted 5 months ago by YohoYoho from United States with 6 ratings

The first navy rum I ever had - great in cocktails, but I also like it as a sipper a lot. Can definitely taste the molasses. Highly recommended!

Posted 5 months ago by Mujuru from United States with 35 ratings

This is not a terrible rum; nor is it great. Its mostly unremarkable. It has been a while since I last had it so its hard to remember its flavor profile...then again the fact I don't remember the flavor profile means that is was unremarkable. I do remember that it was a little too astringent for my tastes but I did finish the bottle, which is something that I can't say about some other rums (*cough Kraken cough*). If this was this was the only rum at a party, I would drink it but there isn't much more I can say about it that stands out.

Posted 5 months ago by jackw625 from United States with 22 ratings

This rum has a very distinct flavor though a little strong. Flavor totally changes on ice

Posted 5 months ago by IBO from Slovakia with 97 ratings

Tento rum pussers mi sadol a prekvapil na nízkou cenou. Napriek alkholovemu podrobný je plný chuti a neskutočne nízku cenu

Posted 6 months ago by farsiderum from United States with 6 ratings

Overpowering flavor and aroma. Basically an overly sweet stone fruit. It is smooth, but the flavor and aroma are not for me.

Posted 6 months ago by Jeff beales from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

My dad drank this as he was a Nsvy man.
It doesnt disappoint.
The real deal

Posted 6 months ago by Biohazzard from Czech Republic with 12 ratings

Very strong and strong and sharp taste. Classical with wood smelt

Posted 6 months ago by jancewicz from Poland with 27 ratings

Very nice rum. It it representative of the standard classic rum should be like. Belanced and full bodied. Dark chocolate, honey, a bit of alcohol and a hint of fruitness. Finishes with irish cream. Warming and tasty.

Posted 6 months ago by Spichi from Switzerland with 3 ratings

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Posted 6 months ago by abrarey from United States with 19 ratings

Really good stuff in here.
Aroma: banana and caramel
Taste: Caramel notes, herbal and spicy. I like the aftertaste like biting a sugarcane, some resemblance to the aftertaste i get with the Barbancourt 8 years.
Haven't tried cocktails yet, but for sure should be good.
Have to give update after mixing and my rate still persist. Is very good for mixing.

Posted 7 months ago by GroumpH from France with 31 ratings

Au nez j'ai senti l'alcool et le piment.
A la première gorgée ça se confirme, surtout pour le piment.
Un petit truc en plus, mais ça reste un rhum qui décape.

Posted 7 months ago by Dennis Cufone from United States with 12 ratings

I've only experienced this one in the Virgin Islands in Painkillers and it's great for that. Never had the urge to drink it straight up.

Posted 7 months ago by Rudi from Poland with 10 ratings

I liked Pusser's for what it is, a mixing rum, with a pleasant taste. Aroma is a bit harsher than the taste might let you think, but once you taste it, it convinces.
This is by far the best option when you adjust for price.

Posted 9 months ago by Tommyo from United States with 10 ratings

give your tiki cocktail that distinct Pussers taste with this Tiki Bar staple

Posted 9 months ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 121 ratings

The old-style, 15 year old Pusser's is in my top 5 rums - a classic rum funkiness with a hint of spice and a dash of sweetness. I've heard the new style 15 year old of the last year is not very good. I won't be buying it then. The good news is that it's younger sibling is pretty good and roughly a third of the price. It has all the same tones, flavours, aromas and pleasures as the 15 year old, but just not quite as smoothly and as well-refined. Make no mistake, though, this is a great rum - especially for about £22. Sign me up for a case!

Posted 9 months ago by Schultem from Canada with 6 ratings

Solid overall for the price. Good as a mixing rum.

Posted 10 months ago by rhumsunset from United States with 3 ratings

A so-so taste neat or as a mixer. Kind of surprised as it was the traditional rum of the British Navy.

Posted 10 months ago by Jason Berman from United States with 44 ratings

Nothing special here. If you’re making painkillers it’s the beat choice.