Pusser's British Navy Gunpowder Proof
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region South America
  • Distillery Pusser's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Navy Rum
  • Alcohol 54.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • honey
  • nutmeg
  • caramel
  • sweet vanilla
  • pepper
  • oak
  • coffee
  • sweet

Pusser's

British Navy Gunpowder Proof (0.75l, 54.5%)
Price $39.99

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A ration of Rum no Navy will dare to take away.

It's a known fact that sailors and Rum go together like... well, like sailors and Rum. And the British Navy provided their seamen with endless rations of Rum for centuries - until the infamous Black Tot Day in 1970, when the Navy abolished the generous Spirit allowance. Nine years after the Naval Prohibition, Charles Tobias obtained the rights and the recipe, and established Pusser's Ltd. in the British Virgin Islands. They have been producing fine Rums since then and their Gunpowder Proof Rum is one of the latest additions to the roster and a lovely naval reboot.

It's a traditional Royal Navy style Rum, produced at original Admiralty strength. That means if mixed with a few grains of gunpowder, this Rum should ignite like a firecracker. If Pusser's Gunpowder Proof is any indication, the sailors of Her Majesty lived a good and dangerous life out in the sea. And it's one hell of a punch, too. The aroma itself will kick you to attention, while the oak and molasses will spice up your day. But it's not all rumble and tumble with this one. There's a sweet and soothing embrace of vanilla and honey waiting for you, if you stick around long enough. So, God save the Queen and this bottle of Rum.
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region South America
  • Distillery Pusser's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Navy Rum
  • Alcohol 54.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear and dark amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Full aroma of molasses, toffee, vanilla and honey with warm notes of oak and nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full-bodied and strong with a mellow embrace of sweet vanilla and molasses, nutmeg and espresso. Peppery spice and oak bring some balance.

Finish
Long finish with spice and caramel aftertaste.
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  • spicy
  • honey
  • nutmeg
  • caramel
  • sweet vanilla
  • pepper
  • oak
  • coffee
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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