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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.
The classic Pusser`s Rum perfect for the Painkiller cocktail and really, it is! a good middle-range rum usable in most mixed drinks and tiki drinks.
Demerara sugar and molasses notes with spicy finish
I was hoping this would have been closer to the Pussers 15 year old but unfortunately it's not. It has a similair smell but the taste is harsher and less refined. Maybe I'll try it in a mixed drink next time. Hopefully that'll make this more enjoyable.
First introduced to it on a night out in Plymouth, then in work drank half a pint virtually of it a nice kick different flavours, certainly one not to be wasted.
This is an interesting rum as one reads, my first impression was it reminded me of Courvoisier, a bit fruity with a little strength behind it. The finish is a bit citrus. Had to try it, will know by the end of the bottle whether I will buy again.
A flavorful rum. I wouldn't drink by itself due to the pungent flavor. Goes great in tropical drinks though. Great rum taste.
This rum is fantastic... Great taste, better neat but not a bad mixer
Well bought this on a recommendation from a friend. I usually
Mix first with ginger ale. Well I think my eyes are still Cross eyed. This stuff is strong! On the second go I put less in and it still over took the ginger ale. Not for the faint of heart but nice to have rum that has taste.
This is the main reason this rum is in my collection... one of my favorite drinks - the painkiller. Unfortunately this drink cannot be done without Pussers IMO, at least not as well. It is a rough drink on its own and a true Navy rum but, that's what a painkiller needs.
I will never be without my pussers.
It's a nice strong rum (54%). A lot of flavour. It even dominates the cola.
If this is the benchmark for "Navy Rum", then sign me up. A little spiciness to kick it into high-gear, with caramel/butterscotch, toffee, and mild hints of orange in there somewhere, Pusser's has character! Very much tolerable straight-up, this is a good drink in just about anything - citrus juices, Coke, Sprite/7-Up, you name it! Pusser's commands respect - it's got mine!
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 appreciate this rum on ice or with coke. Not a sipping rum in my book. Lots of complex fruity flavors.
Silnejsi, na konci zahreje, s lehkym kourovym nadechem, celou dobu jemna chut
Another nice drink on the rocks. Unfortunately I can only find it at the duty free coming back from Canada
A real Navy rum with a kick. unfortunately Tot call has been eliminated from her majesty's Navy and when it was still there I remember the rum being mixed with water but the flavor and bite was still there and Pusser's brought back those memories with a substantial improvement in flavor and bite. One of my favorites. Not for the faint of heart, its a strong course rum.
Painkillers. Pusser's was made for Painkillers. I tried sipping it once and recall it being very rough. I'll need to revisit it with a proper glass.
This being 'the' navy rum, my expectations were quite high. It is not a bad rum for sure, but the taste is mediocre at best. Reading reviews of Black Tot Rum or
British Royal Navy Imperial Reserve Rum, one can not help but ask "Why is this called the original British Navy Rum?". I have not had the original, but this is clearly something very different.
It is far from bad, but also far from good.
Great taste, but for somebody it can be little bit strong.
Good color, nose a bit harsh with leather and sweet notes, maybe prunes. I find the palate a bit strong for sipping or on the rocks. Astringent at first with strong notes of wood but undefined.
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.
Ho voluto provare questo rum pur non avendo mai sentito la marca. Purtroppo è troppo alcolico tanto da non sentire l'aroma del rum stesso.
A nice blend of flavors, but a bit harsh on its own. Excellent in mixed drinks as it adds depth of flavor.
Pusser's is an excellent price-point rum that I try to keep on hand whenever possible
For being a heavy Navy rum I assumed I would love this. But the more I sipped the less I liked. I may just have to keep this for The Painkiller Cocktail only. Interested to see what the Red Label is like. Maybe it's more my wheelhouse.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews