Overproof Navy Rum
Bottled by: Pussers Rum Ltd 70cl / 54.5%
History in a bottle here with Pusser’s ‘Gunpowder Proof’. It is a traditional Royal Navy style rum produced at original Admiralty strength and in accordance with the Admiralty’s blending recipe last used when the Royal Navy discontinued its daily ration on 31 July 1970 - Such a sad day indeed.
Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship's Pusser/Purser shutdown claims of watering down sailor's daily rum tot by mixing a few grains of gunpowder to the rum to see if it would burn. If it ignited, the rum was 'at Proof'.
We have been drinking Pussers rum here for years, its that good and packed full of flavour. Try in neat or in the legendary Pussers Painkiller cocktail.