Pusser’s rum coined it’s name in the earliest days of the Royal Navy because each sailor was issued a daily ration of rum by the ship’s purser. The sailors called the purser, “Pusser”.
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The Pusser’s 15 year Rum was named the Single Malt of Rums by Forbes magazine. The award winning Pusser’s 15 year Rum is crafted in small batches and has a dark amber color. Aromas of Demerara Sugar, Molasses, Dried fruits, caramel, and island spices with a warm, smooth, long finish. This rum is all natural with no artificial flavors or colors and it is gluten free.
The Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum is a traditional Royal Navy style rum. This rum is made at the original Admiralty strength based on a blending recipe last used in 1970. When sailors would claim that the ship’s purser watered down their daily tots, or rum rations, the purser would put some gunpowder in the rum and attempt to light it to test if the rum was “at proof”. If the rum did not pass the fire “at proof” test, the pusser would be tossed to sea.
The Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum is a clear dark coppery amber color with aromas of molasses, toffee, vanilly, honey, oak, nutmet, cinnamon, and ginger. This rum is full-bodied with a long, smooth and mellow finish.
The Pusser’s Brittish Navy Rum Original Admiralty Blend (blue label) was based on a Royal Navy rum blending recipe last used in 1970. The Pusser’s Brittish Navy Rum Original Admiralty Blend is a clear dark amber color with aromas of Demerara Sugar, molasses, dried fruits, caramel and island spices. This rum is full-bodied with a long mildly spicy finish which is great for cocktails.