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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.
Not bad or great. Strong flavor. Reminds me a little of appleton estate reserve but not quite as good.
Tart, almost too sweet of a taste, medium finish that doesn't get any better. Limited spice but still present. Almost a spoiled fruit.
Bottles I had in the UK were much stronger. Much tastier too. Feel like we're getting a lesser product here in the states.
Getting Chocolate and Leather with this one. A fair sipper.
Whether I'm needing a navy-style, or a generally good mixing rum, I try to always have Pusser's on my shelf. Mmm...the Painkiller...so refreshing. This is another workhorse of mine because it plays so well with other rums.
This is a 8.5
There is a Caribbean themed bar around the corner that serves this rum almost exclusively in its mixed rum drinks and its didn't bring me any surprise when I found out it sold the most alcohol of all bars/restaurants in Michigan. I would make a large bet it is because of this rum, literally there is a employee at the place that makes nonstop painkillers, that is his job all day everyday.
Smelling the rum you know you got something good. When you first pop the top off (its corked) the aromas come out and even at a 3ft distance you can smell it. Smelling from the bottle you get a whole slew of hints of sugar, vanilla, alcohol,cask (oak), some fruit in there too. Now what makes it stand out for me is its boldness. Drinking it neat is fine, its not harsh at all, its warming but not harsh. But goodness it dives into your whole pallet front to back you know this is a real navy rum. In cola it doesn't even get tamed. You still get all the punch of the rum and its flavours. Its sweet with a nice heat and alcohol punch, the oak cask lingers in the back many other flavors can be found but im not the greatest and picking them all out and naming them distinctively.
I have been wanting to try a pussers rum for sometime and decided on the blue label due to unavailability of the 15YO. The bottle proudly has the St George's ensign emblazoned atop, with the blue background and I feel like I'm already at sea. Unbottling reveals a light mahogany color. Swirling and the rum is lighter than I thought but this is consistent with the color. Light to medium legs, thin. I REALLY like this on the nose! I capture oak, vanilla, baked spices and light orange all together. It is simple and delicious. On the air, this rum calls to me, this is how rum should smell. I let it sit in the glass for 15 minutes, inhale and taste. Oak up front, well oaked ...sweet toffee and vanilla, the spices apparent in the 2nd sip. This rum isn't supposed to be complex. It's simplicity is its strength, less is more and all that. Although in the mouth the experience is short lived, down the throat presents a warm almost hot, lingering and lasting story. I feel this all the way to my stomach. I already have a 2nd glass sitting with a cube of ice. The ice takes the heat off and is easier on the way down for the 2nd tasting.
Overall I am really, really pleased with this rum! It's simple, sweet, well oaked with enough complexity to keep the advanced taster interested, and the not so accomplished rum drinker smiling. Thanks pussers for this first time experience, I look forward to comparing the OP blue and 15YO red.
Sharp initially but a clean finish. Rich and creamy texture
Wonderful, old-fashioned rum taste with enough sweetness and complexity to make the little burn at the end thoroughly enjoyable.
This rum combines tastes from tequila and calvados with whisky..
This is the type of rum Id take camping, something to sip out of the bottle or mix into drinks or even slip into coffee. I think this is the rum songs were composed of, mainly cause of the nice kick. And the fact that drinking leads to bad drinking songs. Though honestly smooth taste and nice finish.
My grandad introduced me to this before I drank rum and it blew my head off! Now I can appreciate it properly - certainly not the smoothest but I'd never dream of drinking it any other way than neat.
Stränger Rum - etwas für richtige Seeleute. Eine gute Ergänzung in jeder Rum Sammlung.
Très bon nez, malgré son degré élevé on retrouve des odeurs boisées... Assez doux au palet, on retrouve des arômes sucrées.
Has a nice rounded, well- bodied taste that packs a nice punch at the end of a sip. So far, this makes the best Mai Tai I have had mixed with the Zaya rum.
You can see why the navy would give this to its sailors. Strong and sugary. You need to try it if for nothing else because of its history. Basic rum.
As a sailor for 29 years, I have enjoyed Pusser's rum on several occasions when it was supplied by the Queen. It was difficult to find locally for a while, but I managed to get some when they brought back the original blend in the ceramic flasks and decanters. It seems to me that that was a much better version. At any rate, it is now available in all the local vendors establishments. The rum is a rum drinkers rum. Strong, full taste and a long after taste. Good on the rocks or with a splash of water and a wedge of lime.
Pussers is an excellent sipping rum and very smooth in a mix. Although not as highly rated as it's 15 yr brother, this is still worth buying. Strong but pleasant brown sugar flavor is notable.
Normally I don't tend to like rums over 40% as I find them too spirity. But this, sipping slowly, doesn't burn and warms you nicely and really doesn't come across as 54.5%. Molasses and treacle abound. Very good if you like this style.
Great in grog for it's authenticity. Strong, and it needs to breathe. But not a profile I'd drink straight.
Herkomst: Britse Maagdeneilanden
Fles: 50cl PE flesje.
Een lekker pittig rummetje, je merkt de alcohol goed op :-)
Verders veel caramel en hout smaken. Niet al te zoet en een beetje droog. Lijkt wel een single malt rum.
Dit "recept" rum kregen britse matrozen van 1655 tot 1971 dagelijk bij het rantsoen.
Love this rum . Good strong rum for sipping or a good and kicken rum and coke
This is said to be the closest you can get to the old rum tots, with a very broad-shouldered rich taste. You will not find it boozey even if it's 54.5%. Leave it out for a good while to air in the glass before you devour it.
obviously not too smooth at 50%< but a really good navy rum. Plenty of flavour and great straight up.
Pusser's Blue label 42% Export version I would have to say this is one of the few rums I enjoyed mixing over sipping. Not a great sipper has a strange sipping profile though mildly complex. I also found the synthetic cork to fit inside the bottle too snugly as to where force needed to be used to dislodge it, the first time I opened this rum I a slash of rum on the lap.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews