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Rum and the sea are inseparable, and no rum is more akin to the sea and the sailor than Pussers Rum–the Original Navy Rum. For more than 300 years, from the earliest days of wooden ships and iron men, sailors of Great Britain's Royal Navy were issued a daily ration–or "tot"–of rum by the ship's "Purser" (corrupted by the sailors to Pussers). Prior to 1740, the men's daily tot of Pussers Rum was a pint a day, which they drank neat, that is without water! Before battle, they were issued a double 'tot', and always after victory for a job well done! From 1655 to the 19th century, Pussers Rum was one of the few daily comforts afforded those early seamen of Britain's Navy as they fought around the globe to keep the Empire intact and its sea lanes open. It was not until July 31st, 1970 that the Admiralty Board abolished the daily issue of Pussers Rum. "Times had changed", they said as they concluded that "in a highly sophisticated navy no risk for margin or error which might be attributable to rum could be allowed". And so it was that the daily issue of Pussers Rum, which had stood the test of time as the Navy's longest serving tradition for over 300 years, was cast aside like a piece of flotsam and jetsam where it lay quietly until 1979.
Today's Pussers Rum, known as "the single malt of rum" is still produced in exact accordance with the Admiralty's specifications for rum. Unlike most rum, Pussers uses no flavouring agents. It is 100% natural. In 2001, Pussers was awarded the "Gold Medal - World's Premier Dark Rum" at the International Wine & Spirits Festival. In 2003, Pussers Rum won a "Double Gold Medal" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal at the same festival in 2005.
Pussers may cost a little more because it is more expensive to produce. It is predominantly "pot-stilled" rum. The distillation process is similar to that used for single malt scotches, which produces greatly enhanced flavour. Served neat or on the rocks, or mixed in a famous Caribbean inspired recipe–such as the Pussers Painkiller®—you will enjoy the full and natural flavour of Pussers Rum - and will really discern the big difference between Pussers and all other rums!
Unlike the current 700ml Pussers Rum bottled in Guyana at 40% alcohol content, this is a non-existent 750ml expression bottled @ 42% alcohol content many years ago. Hence, a certain amount of the liquid may have given itself up as the "Angels Share," and the cork for such old expressions has the propensity to break which is very normal due to this phenomenon. Thus, the drinker must practice due diligence when opening this liquid gold bottle. Take note that these expressions are sold in "as is" condition due to their age. Hence first come, first serve applies.
750ml @ 42% Alcohol Content
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