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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.
Rhum très boisé et au goûter le caramel un peu vanillée, on sent un peu la Jamaïque. Au nez chocolat et cognac. Je m'attendais à mieux mais correct.
I like it. It does it's job. No muss, no fusser's. Plus, who can say no to a Painkiller.
This was my first ever drink of real rum on a rum ashore.
Before this it was the likes of lambs.
But like all pussers an amazing rum perfect for toasts
When you Charter a boat in BVI they always give you a bottle of Pusser's. I think it is tough and nasty, just like the British Navy! You can mix it with cola but never try it straight! There are just too many good runs out there!
I discovered Pusser’s dark rum with fresh grapefruit juice a favorite and drink it regularly now at home when entertaining. Forget just mixing white rums with juices, Pusser’s is my preferred rum with fresh juices!
My favorite everyday rum. I know it catches a lot of heat from the rum snobs, but I truly believe that they should give it another go. Yea, it can have a little "bite", but it mellows out after bit.
Can't beat the Pusser story either. Just adds that little extra pizzazz to the experience.
Only got to try this as a rum n coke a couple of times in a pub in North Yorkshire... very nice , need to try without a mixer.
I don't say this as a put-down, but this one was made for rum & coke. Made with three different rums, the Demerara dominates. Raisins for sure, and a slight harshness that somehow complements the sweetness of the coke, and the two marry in wedded bliss. On the rocks with a splash of coke, no lime needed, and you can drink this to the point of comfortable numbness.
I got this bottle from a good friend of mine, he bought it on Free shop at Caribbeans. Not available here and the bottle went so quickly.
Will look for another one beacause this is great stuff. So smooth and drinkable.
Very nice character with this one and mostly mixed with coke n lime.
Not bad for whatever the occasion calls for and not overly expensive to boot.
Not a my favorite sipping rum. Nice flavors but a little to much alcohol bite for just sipping which is my preferred method of consumption
Sipping this rum, there is a noticeable burn at first which mellows out quickly, leaving behind a pleasant woody, fruity essence. Too much alcohol punch for me to recommend as a sipper. But I'm finding that in drinks which call for a dark rum, Pusser's will be tough beat for its local availability, competitive price point, and tastiness. I'm also a sucker for the story behind the brand. I can imagine keeping at least one bottle on hand at all times for making cocktails and punches.
Certainly sippable, an excellent mixer. This versatile rum has overtones of dried fruit and perhaps caramel or butterscotch that make for an interesting sip. Very smooth, with little harsh "alcohol" taste.
i have come to truly appreciate the spicy molasses taste and the reduced sweetness compared to other sugared rums. this is truly good rum. makes a fine cocktail and goes down just fine in a glass of ice, although it's a little rough on the pallet when compared to the 15 year variation.
This is my first luv. Fell in love with it in BVI. Smooth and clean.
If your looking for a rum to act as a benchmark against all others, look no longer.
Full of flavour, a mild bite, warms all the way down and a taste that lingers.
Personally I don’t mix this as I don’t find it as harsh as some people have suggested.
A true rum.
No wonder the Royal Navy ruled the oceans.
Es un ron con mucha historia que lo respalda. Es un ron sencillo, decente y sin sorpresas. Seco y mucha madera.
This takes a little while to get used to - it's strong, and the citrus/pepper notes combined with the total lack of sugar can hit you hard if you're not expecting it. Once you're hooked, it's hard to go back. This is truly an excellent rum worth trying if you don't like sweet rums.
Fairly average taste, but certainly very drinkable with coke.
A perfect blend for cocktails though not really recommendable to enoy it straight.
This rum has almost all you wish for in a rum. Real molasses flavours, heavy pot still character with its blend of different rums. Typical of its British style and navy origin. A rum every rum connoisseur should know!
Wouldn’t bother with this as a sipper. A high quality mixer.
Wonderful mixer and not bad on the rocks. Unfortunately, a bit pricey.
In my heyday of traveling extensively through the Caribbean from 1988 to 1996, I drank cheap Cruzan and Appleton rums to save money for all of my trips. Then I happened upon a bottle of this rum from the BVI's one day. I bought a bottle and had absolutely no idea what the Royal Navy daily ration meant. It was so different from any rum that I had tried. However, I soon looked upon this rum as an occasional foray into "finer" rums, as I had yet to learn about the true finer rums. I kept buying this "luxury rum" on occasion for many years until one day the taste changed. I gave up and avoided it for at least 20 years.
Having liked their 15 year old that even made it into my top 10 rums, I finally gave this one another try. My only purpose for buying it was to make authentic Goombay Smashes and Painkillers, both of which are sweet tropical drinks as opposed to sour tiki drinks.
My bottle was created in Guyana and bottled in the BVI's. Since I love demerara rums from Guyana, this was a good sign before I even opened the bottle. It also has only 6 gpl of added sugar to keep it classified as dry, which is another good sign. My first whiff from opening the bottle was caramel. The wonderful aroma of mildly spiced caramel lingers in the snifter. Very complex flavors greet the palate since it is supposedly made from several different Caribbean rums. It is sweet without being overpowering, with oak flavors being very well hidden. The smooth taste goes down with no after burn.
Damn, I found another winner at only $26 per bottle and I don't even have to use it as a mixer. But when I do, I will not feel guilty about using it to make large batches of Goombay Smashes! And yes, it does indeed make a great Goombay Smash!
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews