Pusser's Rum Gunpowder Proof 70cl
Pusser's Rum Gunpowder Proof
Pusser’s Rum is the original Royal navy Rum, distilled in wooden stills located in Guyana. It is the only rum blended to the Admiralty's exact specifications, a specification that was last used on July 31, 1970, ending a 300 year old tradition.
The blend is rich and full-bodied and aged for a minimum of 3 years in charred oak bourbon barrels. It is also exceptionally smooth due to its wooden 'pot stilled' heritage. These stills provide a deep flavour, having absorbed unique and organic flavours over many decades of use, something that a mass produced rum would struggle to replicate.
The rich flavour is all natural, with no added artifical colourings or flavouring and made using molasses, made from sugar cane grown in the "Valley of Navy Rum". This is the nickname for the Demerara River Valley, a region that once had 300 sugar cane estates, all of which had their own distillery, and an area celebrated for its production and distribution of sugar since the 1600's.
For their Gunpowder Proof rum, they enhace the flavours with a higher abv of 54.5%. It has a dark coppery amber colour and a more intense aroma. You are greated by the strong smelling molasses, which are joined by sweet treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla. There is a whiff of oak with the spiced aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. On the palate, the flavours are enhanced by the higher abv compared to the lower proof Pussers Blue Label. It is full bodied, and yet despite its strength, has a smooth and mellow finish.
Did you know? To test the strength of the sailors daily tots of rum on the Navy ships, a little gunpowder was added. If it ignited, then it was 'at proof'. If it didn't, then the ships 'Pusser' (the purser aboard ship) might find themselves tossed overboard.
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Pusser's Rum Gunpowder Proof Rum can be sipped neat with or withour ice.
For the cocktail lovers, how about a Nelson's Punch.
Add 60ml Pusser's Rum Gunpowder Proof to a glass with ice and add 30ml lime juice, 60ml each of grenadine, pineapple juice and pink lemonade. Stir well until mixed and garnish with a lime wedge.