• Pusser
Product Description

A classic British Navy style rum, Pusser's Gunpowder Proof rum has rich notes of treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla throughout the palate, alongside oak, cinnamon and ginger. Taking its name from the naval tradition of providing sailors a daily ration of rum, distributed by the Purser – or Pusser. The Pusser would dispel any complaints of watering down the rum by wetting a pinch of gunpowder with the rum and attempting to light it. If the mixture ignited it was "proof" that the rum was strong enough.

Pusser's Gunpowder Proof British Navy Rum

  • Blended Modernist Rum

70cl / 54.5%

In stock online


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£36.25 ex VAT

(£62.14 per litre)

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Tasting Notes

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


Customer Reviews

5 (71 Reviews)

  • 5

    Saviour Falzon,

    Blue label 54.5%. Brings back lovely memories of drawing the tot when in the RN. Have drunk it as grog and neaters. Nothing to beat it

  • 5

    Alan Matthews,

    The pussers rum evokes memories of drawing the daily tot of rum back in 1970. Happy days!

  • 5


    Really nice rum nice & smooth

  • 5


    Gorgeous stuff. First sip always catches me in the throat a bit, but then it just gets smoother. A really satisfying rum to savour.

  • 5


    The gold standard. A simply amazing tot.