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.
Country
Caribbean Blend
Style
Plain
Type
Molasses
Colouring
Yes

Pusser's Gunpowder Proof British Navy Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford for Class Magazine

    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

55 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

    This product brought great joy to my friend. It was bought as a 70th birthday gift for him. He had had this years ago and spoke so very highly of it. The delight on his face when he received this is more than words can convey! Thank you for adding something so special to his milestone birthday.

  • 4
    18 August

    The first sniff of this stirred old memories for me from the Royal Navy of the 1950s but I can appreciate it even more now

  • 5
    11 August

    Pure perfection, add nothing, sip slowly, let the glass warm in your hand, sniff gently and sip again, finish the glass, put the bottle away and enjoy again when the moment is right. All is right in the world.

  • 5
    10 August

    What on earth are people thinking of, taking this Rum with water?....Sacrilege..This is like a fine Malt or Cognac...sip and let it roll around the mouth before swallowing slowly, to get the full flavour...beautiful.

  • 5
    3 August

    I have bought premium spirits before and been disappointed, but, decided to get this as a celebration for completing a channel crossing on our boat. First time I can honestly say that it's worth every penny. Fantastic taste, warm, spicy and smokey, it's really good! Even the wife likes it and she's not much of a rum drinker. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    1 August

    Mellow deliciousness

  • 5
    22 June

    The closest rum to the original Naval Tot. Superlative. Forget about the ''experts'' blabbering on about 'notes of molasses' and 'copper highlights' (what on earth does that mean?) This is a brilliant rum that replicates the original Navy tot. Measure it carefully and never ever mix with carbonated drinks like coke. 70cls or one half a gill is the original measure. Add the same amount of water and sink it down. Woooooo.... Now enjoy the kick. Remember this is strong stuff so save it for another day. Great start for a night out. But, don't expect to feel good in the morning. Expensive? I don't think so to get a rum as good as this. Unique.

  • 5
    16 May

    I served in the RN and drew my daily tot. This is the closest you will find to the original. Drink it with an equal amount of water and don't sip. Down in one. Then leave the bottle for another day.

  • 4
    5 January

    Rich and spicy with flavors of dried prunes, acetone, molasses, butter and caramel. Excellent mouthfeel; thick and chewy, even with a splash of water to open it up. Surprisingly sweet and smooth for the price point, with enough complexity to enjoy neat.

  • 5
    24 November 2016

    Its the real pussers rum

  • 5
    23 November 2016

    Have yet to buy the gunpowder rum just had the blue label which is great but would like to Mr Shaw I too was in Terror barracks while Rothesay was in refit ,good times.

  • 5
    6 November 2016

    Awesome stuff. Just a quick note to Andy Reeves - this IS the original Blue Label. They (relatively recently) rebranded, lowering the ABV of the blue label to make it more approachable and basically stuck the old Blue Label in this bottle - the gunpowder version. Also, it's called "Gunpowder" because the ship's purser used to add a few grains of gunpowder to the rum and, if it set alight, it was a way of showing the sailors that the rum was not watered down! Boom.

  • 5
    2 October 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 5
    30 July 2016

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

  • 5
    4 July 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 5
    31 March 2016

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

  • 5
    7 March 2016

    Fantastic

  • 5
    16 February 2016

    Nectar of the "Gods".

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