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Does anyone recognize this bottle of pusser's rum?

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plagal 🇬🇷 | 1 rating Posted 20 Jun '22

Hello from Greece fellow rum drinkers!

I've ordered the classic blue label Pusser's navy rum but they mistakenly sent me a red one.

What makes me a bit reluctant is that i can't find the exact same labels of the bottle (via google images search).

I can find the label of the bottle's neck on blue pusser's but i can't find it in red.

Does anyone have a clue about it?

Thank you!!



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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 324 ratings Replied 20 Jun '22


It's a little bit hard to see on your picture, but I suppose it's at ABV 42%. If that's the case it's the American version of the Blue label which is quite rare, in Europe at least.The label can differ a bit, but you find it here on the site called Red Label.

On my added photo you can see my bottle that I bought some times ago from RumActioneer.

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plagal 🇬🇷 | 1 rating Replied 20 Jun '22

Thank you for your response!

I suppose that this is the case because the shop owner told me that its the blue that comes with this label.

Anyway i am quite sure that its somewhat different tastewise because it is not so round and smooth as the blue label.

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Scott T 🇺🇸 | 122 ratings Replied 20 Jun '22

I've never seen that red label in the US, I have bought many over the years and all have been blue. 

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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 324 ratings Replied 20 Jun '22

Sorry that I expressed myself a little bad.


The Red Label (42%) is an old version of today's US version of the Blue Label. Today is also the US version labeled with a blue label, but at 42% instead of 40% that the Blue Label has in Europe.

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Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 371 ratings Replied 21 Jun '22

Not sure I can add much more, other than Pussers was my favorite rum in the 70- 80's in US. It was slightly over proof, I don't remember the color of the label, and then the changed it completely to a different blend at 40%. I wrote to them and confirmed everything they said most customers liked the new blend, I think it had to do with using up their supply of the blend from Trinidad, possible from Caroni. I ended up boycotting it for at least 20 years, but came back. They did the same thing with the old 15 year orange label about 5 years ago, which was an incredible rum. Now I only find it at auction though the 50th anniversary black bottle is close