Reviving the Tot.
In the days now long past British Navy Sailors enjoyed a daily ration of Rum, also known as a Tot. The Rum was issued by the Purser, a ship's supply officer, who was called Pusser in slang by the Navy sailors, thus, the name Pusser's Rum, e.g. the Rum given out by the ship's supply officer.
The tradition of daily rations, which, prepared the sailors for a face-off AND eased the pain of defeat, was one of the longest-established traditions in the British Navy, lasting from 1655 until 1970. The last Tot of Pusser's was drunk on board Their Majesties Ship on July 31st 1970, on, what is now known as Black Tot Day.
In 1979, almost a decade after the Black Tot Day, Charles Tobias obtained the rights to blend the naval Rum, and formed the company to distil the Rum according to the original Admiralty recipe. Over the decades Pusser’s Rum has become a favourite of many a Rum aficionado, especially, because it shares certain characteristics with a Single Malt Scotch.
Pusser's British Navy Rum is modeled after the great Old British Navy Rums - it’s the original embodiment of the legend and still follows the exact Admiralty’s specifications. This is a big, full-bodied Rum laced with oaky & smoky aromas, which slowly give way to sweetness that’s so characteristic of Rums. Like all great historical figures: this Rum is tough on the outside, but you’ll discover it’s surprisingly gentle nature and an unsurpassed smoothness once you get to know him better.
100% natural, without any flavouring, colouring or sweetening agents. A multiple award winning “pot-stilled” Dark Rum. Here is Horatio Nelson’s fierce spirit, bottled & available to sip.