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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.
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.
I tried this for the first time today. It's aroma was slightly sweet, but still had a hint behind it that told me that it wasn't messing around. Not sweet enough for me to enjoy it on a regular basis, but I am ok with that. I pour a little in my glass, and it is very light at first, but gains depth when you pour more. I mix my Sprite with it, like I typically do, and take a sip. I am unsure of what to think about it at first. I can tell my mixture choice was wrong, but the rum wasn't bad. I want to give it a higher rating than I did, because I can tell it has potential. For those that like to drink things straight, I am sure you will enjoy this one, just make sure it is only slightly chilled. I do not think it would fair very well ice cold, or warm. That also may be my preference though. As for those of us that like to mix, do not just do it with Sprite. Find an older rum sour mixture, and I am sure this will go well. I am talking squeeze the fruit old mixture. Not the sour mix, even though it may work also. I plan on making a painkiller with this sometime this weekend. Hopefully it fairs well.
I was first introduced to Pussers rum on my first sailboat trip to BVI's too many years ago. At the time, when it cost less than ten bucks, we used it to make "boat drinks"; pain killers, rum punch, gumbay smash etc. When I can't afford the airfare, having a taste of Pussers brings me a little closer to the BVI's.
Da jeg er helt ny inden for rommens verden, har jeg bestræbt mig på at få rom fra hele verden, for at sammenligne dem og for at finde den jeg så vil "satse" på.
(180 kr hos Dansk-Vinlager.dk)
Nærmere beskrivelse af rommen kommer hurtigts muligt :)
Especially painkiller is great but this rum itself is not that tasty for me.
I own this rum just to make Pain Killers. Not a bad rum, I've mixed it, put it on the rocks and even tried neat.
Delicious in cocktails... especially on a Sunday afternoon on Camden Beach
Tart, almost too sweet of a taste, medium finish that doesn't get any better. Limited spice but still present. Almost a spoiled fruit.
Bottles I had in the UK were much stronger. Much tastier too. Feel like we're getting a lesser product here in the states.
Getting Chocolate and Leather with this one. A fair sipper.
Whether I'm needing a navy-style, or a generally good mixing rum, I try to always have Pusser's on my shelf. Mmm...the Painkiller...so refreshing. This is another workhorse of mine because it plays so well with other rums.
This is a 8.5
There is a Caribbean themed bar around the corner that serves this rum almost exclusively in its mixed rum drinks and its didn't bring me any surprise when I found out it sold the most alcohol of all bars/restaurants in Michigan. I would make a large bet it is because of this rum, literally there is a employee at the place that makes nonstop painkillers, that is his job all day everyday.
Smelling the rum you know you got something good. When you first pop the top off (its corked) the aromas come out and even at a 3ft distance you can smell it. Smelling from the bottle you get a whole slew of hints of sugar, vanilla, alcohol,cask (oak), some fruit in there too. Now what makes it stand out for me is its boldness. Drinking it neat is fine, its not harsh at all, its warming but not harsh. But goodness it dives into your whole pallet front to back you know this is a real navy rum. In cola it doesn't even get tamed. You still get all the punch of the rum and its flavours. Its sweet with a nice heat and alcohol punch, the oak cask lingers in the back many other flavors can be found but im not the greatest and picking them all out and naming them distinctively.
Chris Hall via Rum & Reviews