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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.
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.
I love this rum the 54% is the best in the range it's powerful, full of flavour and keeps you nice and warm in winter!!
The first thing I noticed when sipping was a distinct hint of leather. I could also taste hints of vanilla. It was slightly bitter for my sipping tastes, but excellent for mixing. Works great in the famous Painkiller. Reasonably priced and a cool bottle.
If you are looking for a smooth rum with that strong true rum flavour then this is for you if you need for something more complicated this is not what you want
Revised again: After tasting many more rums and revisiting this, I lowered my rating a notch. Nonetheless, this is a quality rum with a smooth, rich, complex flavor. Probably not a sipper for me but it also holds up well on the rocks or in mixed drinks.
The body, spice and balance of these two things make this rum perfect for cocktails. Enjoy the Painkiller but utilize it for any sea inspired concoction. An easy choice for home or galley bar.
Love the Pusser's Rum, especially in Pain Killers.
I was surprised to find the complexity that I did in this rum. After it decanted for ten minutes I found this to be an exceptional sipper.
Lidt sprittet, burde ha stået et stykke tid inde jeg drak den.
If your looking to drink a nice rum that works in every situation then Pusser's is a good choice.
This rum is a real kick in the pants. Quite strong, it doesn't go down kindly. Really requires mixing.
I bought the 54% pussers and tuned it down with some drops of whater after it struck me in the face purely.
The dillution was healthy and the result is similar to seales 10. A very complex caramel, leather and oaky profile with a hint of vanilla. I like it a lot.
Or anyone who really enjoys a complex naval style blend. Excellent quality rum.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews