Pusser's Gunpowder Proof British Navy Rum

70cl / 54.5%
Pusser's Gunpowder Proof British Navy Rum
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Pusser's Gunpowder Proof is a classic British Navy style rum, inspired by the recipe used to produce the tot given to sailors as their daily ration until Black Tot Day, 31 July 1970.
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Pusser's Gunpowder Proof British Navy Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford for Class Magazine

    Clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights.

    Pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

    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.

    Long finish with burnt caramel, spice, cold tea and prunes.

    Diffordsguide Rating - 4.5/5

43 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 October

    I drank my last Navy Tot in Singapore in 1970, where we were working Tropical Routine and living in HMS Terror. As an apprentice at the time we were given the opportunity to take our Tot neat, which was always the privilege of Senior Rates, this rum transports me back to those time of rum afterburn and a visit to the omelette bar, is it really 46 years ago? Currently living in France where there is a much greater choice of decent rums at the Supermarch?s!

  • 5
    31 August

    Perfect amount of burn for a spirit. Can't imagine any spirit better from a hipflask with friends.

  • 5
    30 July

    Gunpowder is the Creme de Creme of rum but why is it called gunpowder?

  • 5
    4 July

    excellent, if you like a 'tot' pussers is the one, personally i prefer the 'blue label'origional, but this is dammn good

  • 5
    15 April

    Careful kids, this stuff is not to be messed with, its better than any overproof rum I'm yet to try!

  • 5
    31 March

    Gunpowder Proof is an excellent drink. Smooth, very warming and the taste just goes on. Superb.

  • 5
    7 March


  • 5
    16 February

    Nectar of the "Gods".

  • 3
    22 December 2015

    Whilst serving in the Aussie Military but aboard a Royal Navy Ship en-route to deployment,we were given a Tot or two of Grog,that turned out to be Pusser's ,what an Aroma,Flavour mmmm!,by far better than Listerene for cleaning one's Teeth. It's supposed to keep one waterproof should they fall into the Briney, blimey it did far more than that,good memories had by all.There is a Tradition held my want to be Submariner's, needing to Swallow as fast as possible a Pint of Navy Rum in which is a Phosphor-Bronze Dolphin which must not bbe swallowed whilst performing, when accomplished and they dig out of their Mouth the item in Question, they are pronounced Submariner's. Is this True or False I know not??

  • 5
    27 October 2015

    The Rum of all Rum,s

  • 5
    23 May 2015

    The best

  • 5
    6 February 2015

    A truly excellent rum which offers more complexity than many of the best spiced rums I''ve tasted. As a drinker of single malt scotch whiskies, I can see why this is called the ''single malt of rums''. Tasting notes: The nose is overwhelmingly alcoholic (not surprising with an ABV of 54.5%!) which gives way to hints of biscuit, clove and diesel fuel. There is a sweet, rich palate where raisin and molasses feature most prominently, with undertones of port wine and butter. The finish is spicy and reminiscent of clove and black pepper, leaving a lingering warmth at the back of the throat.

  • 5
    4 February 2015

    The best rum I have tasted. It is the nearest to Royal Navy Rum in my opinion.

  • 5
    29 December 2014

    I was first introduced to this on my c.d''s course as a young diver in the Royal Navy by the warrant officer as a reward for passing one of the latter stages. 16 years on and it''s still an amazing ration. Sandy bottoms !!!

  • 5
    23 October 2014

    superb! we built a prison in Eldorado,Ks years ago and we would drink a full case per week between about six men. good stuff Maynard

  • 5
    30 June 2014

    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.

  • Dave Rhodes 28 May 2014

    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.

  • Daughter in Law 29 November 2013

    Thanks for the reviews. Parent was serving during WW2 and I am getting this for his 90th birthday. Hope he lets me try it!

  • Nozza 28 October 2013

    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.

  • ex seaman po 26 October 2013

    After sixteen years in the navy I have found another rum to. Match pussers. Best in theworld.

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