Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof is a traditional Royal Navy style rum produced at original Admiralty strength (54.5% ABV) and in accordance with the Admiralty’s blending recipe last used when the Royal Navy discontinued its daily ration on 31 July 1970.
Gunpowder Proof: Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the Royal Navy ship’s “Pusser” shutdown claims of watering down sailors’ daily tots by dousing a bit of gunpowder in the rum and attempting to light. If the mixture ignited, the rum was “at proof.” If it didn’t, the Pusser might find himself tossed to sea. Amongst seamen, the consensus is that Pusser's is about as close to the authentic British Royal Navy edition as you can get. A true sailor's delight.
- Gold - World Rum Awards 2020
- Style Winner - World Rum Awards 2019
Tasting Note: Clear, dark amber with burnished copper highlights. Nose of molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Full-bodied, long finish and despite its strength, smooth and mellow.