Appearance Clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights.
Aroma Pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Taste Full-bodied, and despite its strength with mellow medley of flavours: molasses, treacle, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee and espresso, all given structure by a garnish of oak.
Aftertaste Long finish with burnt caramel, spice, cold tea and prunes.
Diffordsguide Rating - 4.5/5
Customer Reviews:(28 reviews)
First tried this rum in 1991 in San Diego. Love at first taste! I like mine neat in a brandy glass. Everyone I've ever introduced this rum to has equally high praise.
- Dean Birdsong, 30th June
When I was drinking genuine navy rum on a daily basis I found that Wood's 100° was practically indiscernible from the real thing. At 57% proof it's stronger than Pussers too, although Pussers does come a very close second.
- Dave Rhodes, 28th May
Thanks for the reviews. Parent was serving during WW2 and I am getting this for his 90th birthday. Hope he lets me try it!
- Daughter in Law, 29th Nov '13
Bang! Take that you scurvy land-lubber! Very powerful flavour. How anyone could describe it as "light and smooth" is a complete mystery. It's neither. An archetypal navy rum. If someone ask you what rum tastes like, this is it. Has a real boozy burn to it but also reasonably complex and interesting. When I'm a pensioner I intend to be regularly found sitting in the corner of a seaside pub drinking this.
- Nozza, 28th Oct '13
After sixteen years in the navy I have found another rum to. Match pussers. Best in theworld.
- ex seaman po , 26th Oct '13
This rum is THE No1 (ex-matelot)
- olly, 31st Jul '13
I admit I actually got this for the back-story and history (my dad was in the navy in WWII). However, I will now be a regular buyer for the taste. Simply wonderful stuff, lots of complex flavours and very smooth when drunk neat considering the strength.
- Jim, Lancashire., 13th Apr '13
like a blood transfusion !Puts a smile on your face
- Grandad Bobbysox [ ex matelot ], 1st Jan '13
One of two rums i drink, only woods 100 can match pusser
, love them both as a double with one ice cube.
- Andy, 27th Dec '12
Pussers Rum is a must for a Royal Navy sailor. Lovely flavours and yes it has a kick! The Queen God Bless Her!
- Jolly Jack!, 26th Dec '12
Taken neat, Pussers rum is certainly packed with flavour but it is not the smoothest; its sheer strength rather does catch the throat. I added a shot of Phillips Lovage cordial to remove the raw alcohol edge and found it is transformed into an ideal winter warmer. I agree with this website's tasting notes - "molasses, treacle, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee and espresso". The term 'liquid Christmas pudding' sums it up. Utterly delicious and dangerously moreish.
- The Quibbler, 28th Sep '12
My grandads is 92 and has been having a tot since 18 he says this is the special stuff
- anonymous, 4th Aug '12
Good stuff, shame that they knocked it down some in the proof area.
But for taste I actually prefer the 15 year. Much more body and more wood flavor. Try it, you'll never come back to the 7 year.
- Bigtikidude, 24th May '12
I do not think it is quite the same as the issued rum in the RN but then the 31st July 1970 was a long time ago
- Jossman, 18th May '12
Tried some for the first time last night. Nice but talk about punching you in the throat :-)
- anonymous, 11th May '12
I have no idea what everyone is talking about. It may be "authentic", but it goes down pretty rough. For the same price I can think of many smoother alternatives. Does the job though, undeniably.
- anonymous, 4th Feb '12
Simply the best. Light in colour, complex flavours with a hint of lime this is the closest you will get to issue rum. The high alcohol gives the bite you need for sipping yet it slips down as smooth as silk.
I must try rummy's (23/11/10) idea of marinating a mince pie with it although my dessert of choice would be Christmas pudding drenched in Pussers. Nice though that might be the best addition to a shot of Pussers is another shot.
- David H, 26th Dec '11
my husband wants this 4 his birthday. it reminds him of wen he was in the navy.
- melon, 11th Sep '11
Best Rum I've ever tasted... infact, best drink I've ever tasted.
- Andy MacDougall, 17th Jun '11
Fantasic drink fantastic taste and awesome when added to mince pies