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 (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 a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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 a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
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