Pussers Gunpowder Proof Black Label Rum 70cl 54.5% ABV

£38.95

Pusser's 'Gunpowder Proof' Black Label (previously known as Blue Label) is a higher proof traditional British Naval rum, produced using the blending recipe from the Admiralty.

A dark amber gold in colour. The nose is full of dried fruits, dates, prunes, slightly overripe figs. The palate is very sweet, plenty of dark, syrupy, stewed fruits. An interesting pot still character with a pleasant muddiness. Full-bodied with an incredibly long dark finish.

Pussers is the original Navy Rum and is still produced in accordance with Admiralty Regulations for Rum. Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship's "Purser" or "Pusser" as he was called, shutdown claims of watering down the sailors' daily rum tot by mixing it with a few grains of gunpwder to see if it would burn. If the mixture was ignited, the rum was "At Proof". If it didn't, the Pusser might find himself tossed to sea. Pusser's Rum remained at "Gunpowder strength" until the daily issue was terminated on July 31st 1970, known as "Black Tot Day."

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