Pusser's Rum Gunpowder

The story of Gunpowder Proof Rum began in the days of ‘wooden ships and iron man’, when the Royal Navy sailors were issued a daily ‘tot’ of rum on board ship, rationed out by the ship’s ‘Purser’ (known as ‘Pusser’ to the sailors).To shut down claims of watered down rum, the Pusser would douse a few grains of gunpowder in the rum and attempt to light it. If the mix ignited, the rum was at proof.If not, the pusser might find himself tossed to sea.

The story of Gunpowder Proof Rum began in the days of ‘wooden ships and iron man’, when the Royal Navy sailors were issued a daily ‘tot’ of rum on board ship, rationed out by the ship’s ‘Purser’ (known as ‘Pusser’ to the sailors).To shut down claims of watered down rum, the Pusser would douse a few grains of gunpowder in the rum and attempt to light it. If the mix ignited, the rum was at proof.If not, the pusser might find himself tossed to sea. This beloved tradition continued for over 300 years until the Admiralty ended the daily rum ration on 31 July 1970 - known as Black Tot Day.

|TASTING NOTES|

Colour
Dark, coppery amber with burnished copper highlight.

Nose
Molasses, toffee, honey, mild vanilla.

Palate
Fill rounded body.

Finish
Long and surprisingly smooth finish despite its high alcohol content.

RHUM445

Data sheet

Country
Guyana
Littering
0.7
Brand
Pussers
Alcohol level
54.5°

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