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.