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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.
Upon pouring this in my snifter I noticed that it has a pleasing aroma. Somewhat sweet with a bit of an alcohol tickling. This may be explained, in part, by the fact that is a bit higher proof than normal for rum (84 proof). Not a huge difference but enough to give it some bite. It has good legs albeit a bit thin. The flavor is nice with toffee and vanilla undertones and some noticeable pepperiness. Also has a little sweetness to it. Not as smooth as it's 15-year cousin it still has a nice flavor. A bit smooth, too (perhaps aided by a bit of sugaring albeit not too much according to testing).
This a good all-around rum. Good in my Coke Zeroes...well, the "new and improved" sugar-free Coca-Colas (different flavor? Yes. Improved. Definitely not. However no where near as bad as "New Coke". Those old enough remember that debaucle. Those not old enough can Google it.). This would be quite usable in mixed drinks.
Makes a good on the rocks drink with friends in the sun
You don't always get what you pay for either way but this is a £20 rhum. Its nice with a mixer but alone its a bit harsh on my palette and for me lacks those smoother qualities of a more refined rhum, probably good on someone else's but hey we are all different.
I love a Pusser's British Navy. Though my score may not suggest so.
The first bottle I ever opened, I was not so impressed and condoned to using it as a mixer for the famous BVI Pain Killer cocktail.
HOWEVER, I forgot about the remains I placed in their decanter. 6m later I revisited it. The interaction with the air in the bottle mellowed it out changed its flavors dramatically.
Now an "open" bottle always sits their with my other staple rums.
I like it neat or served in a PainKiller cocktail.
This is the one that got me into rum properly. Wonderfully balanced and buttery.
I really like this Rum for cocktails, although it is a little strong and not for everyone. I also love the history.
Even mixed In a rum and coke, this has too much rum flavour for me. Tried to sip and not that good.
ok on its own but but not as good as the other pusser's line. still a solid rum worth having on the shelve.
This is a great rum to toast Her Majesty, old shipmates or those still on patrol. It is a little more approachable than the Gunpowder proof, although it wouldn't pass the pursuer's test. A sippers for old Salt's.
Love this in a Painkiller like they do in St John and Tortola. Have tried others in this cocktail and mothing beats Pussers. A little too harsh for sipping but when you want to kick up a punch or a mai tai this is great rum at a ddcent price point in New England ( 24$ 750ml)
Has some nice flavor of baking spices, oakiness and on the dry side. Best mixed in cocktails, however, if you choose to drink it neat, add an ice cube and let it breathe for 10 minutes or so to intensify the fruity aspects of this rum and downgrade some of the alcohol and harshness.
In my circle not a lot of people know about this product but I have seen a lot of positive reviews online so I finally purchased a bottle and gave it a try. Wow! It has a strong taste without being overbearing, one can taste a lot of different spices with an underlying sweetness like brown sugar & a really long finish that is very similar to a lightly spiced cinnamon roll. It really makes you want to come back for more of that finish, My next priority is to try the Pusser's 15yr, if it's any better than this it is truly exceptional. I mostly drink rum neat & rarely mix so that's how I rate them but for all the mixers out there, I think this rum has the strength to mix well but I would be careful what you mix with, the best part of this for me is the finish so I would avoid coke as it seems to me it would kill the finish.
Good dark navy rum. Pretty strong, good for mixing, not so tasty neat.
In my youth, I took a cruise in the British Virgin Islands. Since then, this has been my go-to. It has body and authority. I largely drink it with tonic, which lets its character shine through. A solid, everyday rum.
A good sturdy rum with flavors of baking spices and brown sugar. The rum has a distinctly woody aroma with treacle. It has a strong taste without being over facing. I like to drink it neat but it works just as well with a mixer or in a cocktail.
It's a sweet rum with lots of flavor in the beginning going down little hard but you get use to it
This is amazingly distinctive and some of the best sipping rum for the money in the world, period. You won't be disappointed for the money you've spent.
A fine tasting rum. Nice smoothe complex flavors with a caramel texture.
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Nice aroma and good legs. The color was not as dark as I was expecting. A great sipping rum with a great finish.
I had some doubts before getting this rum. But what a nice surprise it is!
Nice dark brown. The nose has some sweetness, some smell of raisins or licorice (I think), which I like a lot in a rum.
The taste is a bit harsh, but good enough to sip. It's not very sweet and a bit dry. It might go well in a coke too.
MY bottle says made in Guyana, bottled in B.V.I. Thought it would be a little sweeter. smells funky like oranges. not very tasty,straight with ice will only drink with coke til bottle finished will not buy another
Try this harder rum and make a nee friend. Very special one.
Smells hot but doesn't taste it. No big flavors jump out. Easy sipper.
The body is not very dense, the "legs" are medium
Color: dark amber, strong tea
Aroma: the first thing that comes to mind is the sea notes. sea salt. Bright herbaceous aroma, very similar to the style of agricole, treacle. Medicinal notes, licorice, caramel, spices, are caught dried fruits, light freshness, such a sea breeze.
Taste: a bit thin, a bit bitter, a herbal theme, salt, quite a bit of sweetness, oak, at the same time very mild taste, drink. Rum dry
Aftertaste: fast, a little bit of bitterness and at the same time it shows sweetness, salt, a little peppercorn
I would even call it light. I would like more density and strength . Rum justifies the name "military-naval". With him I think I would have sat on the beach)
Solid 81 points.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews