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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.
I'm not a big fan of the Pusser's 15, as it's dominated by bourbon and lacking in rum characteristics that I love, so I wasn't sure how I'd like this. The 15 is far better. I realize this rum was probably intended for mixing, but I rate rums by their taste straight. To me, this is no sipper.
Smells of a harsh spice, whiskey, and oak, with just a hint of sugar, vanilla, and toffee. Taste is also harsh; the 42%abv is a bit too much for the flavor. To me, this whiskey flavor doesn't go well with the rum. If my opinion changes I'll update my score, but so far after several tastings, I'm sticking with my original review.
Pussers is an original rum. I like to mix with coke a cola our make the famous pain killer with it.
Alkohol: 47,75 %
Původ: Britské Panenské ostrovy
Aroma: Klasická rumová vůně, kůže, náplň rumových pralinek ale v hutnější a silnější formě, sladce kořeněná. Kandované ovoce, datle a fíky. (85 b)
Chuť: Dost silný, tipoval bych určitě víc procent alkoholu. Sladce štiplavý, se silnou kořenitostí, která je hodně pikantní a dlouho přetrvává v dochuti. S vodou je tento rum sametovější, krémový. (85 b)
Shrnutí: Měl jsem miniaturu koupenou z Diosu. Přímo jsem srovnával s verzí 75%, a byl to ve výsledku vyrovnaný souboj. Kupodivu štiplavějším a ostřejším dojmem působila tato slabší verze.
Vild rom, med en stor smag med høje procenter.
Har rigtig meget glæde af at stå 30min. inden man hopper ombord i den. Overraskede mig positivt, da Jeg endelig fik den i havn.
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!
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.
This rum has a very distinct flavor though a little strong. Flavor totally changes on ice
Tento rum pussers mi sadol a prekvapil na nízkou cenou. Napriek alkholovemu podrobný je plný chuti a neskutočne nízku cenu
Overpowering flavor and aroma. Basically an overly sweet stone fruit. It is smooth, but the flavor and aroma are not for me.
My dad drank this as he was a Nsvy man.
It doesnt disappoint.
The real deal
Very strong and strong and sharp taste. Classical with wood smelt
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
give your tiki cocktail that distinct Pussers taste with this Tiki Bar staple
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!
Solid overall for the price. Good as a mixing rum.
A so-so taste neat or as a mixer. Kind of surprised as it was the traditional rum of the British Navy.
Nothing special here. If you’re making painkillers it’s the beat choice.
Pusser's British Navy - ok but nothing more . Price ok.
As per my title, used to love this stuff but now find it over the top. Best use would be in battle to light up a fire ship. Alcohol is over the top and the whole thing is out of balance. Almost no caramel or molasses, it's hard to say exactly what the flavors are. Still as a punch in the arm mixer I would still recommend. Best in a Zombie if you want not to add the 151.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews