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Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum


Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum is blended in accordance with the Royal Navy specifications last used when it discontinued its daily ration on July 31, 1970—ending a tradition that lasted over 300 years. Aged for a minimum of three years, this Admiralty rum blend is rich and full-bodied, with an unsurpassed smoothness due to its wooden “pot stilled” lineage.

Pusser’s Rum is the product of stills located in Guyana. Unlike many rums, Pusser’s is all natural and is never artificially flavoured or coloured. The molasses used in each of the contributing stills comes from sugar cane grown in the Demerara River Valley—once the home of 300 sugar cane estates each with its own distillery. This geographic region has been highly renowned for its production and worldwide distribution of sugar since the 1600s. It is often referred to as the “Valley of Navy Rum.”

The Admiralty blend has been heavily influenced by rum distilled in the famed double wooden pot still of the Port Mourant estate, which first went into production in 1732. Although relocated and refurbished over the years, the double wooden pot stills continue to be the bedrock of Navy rum and a vital part of the distillation process that produces superbly enhanced aroma and flavour. The “Greenheart” staves of these old wooden stills have absorbed decades of unique, organic flavouring compounds that provide a deep flavour far beyond that of mass-produced rums.

Following distillation, Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum is aged for a minimum of three years in charred oak bourbon barrels—imparting additional smoothness and flavour. The tropical climate in Guyana helps spirits reach their maturity faster than spirits aged in cooler climates.

On the nose, Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum reveals pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. On the pallet puts on display a full-bodied rum with a more enhanced flavour profile than the lower proof Pusser’s Blue Label, with extraordinary length and complex finish.

AWARDS: Gold | World Rum Awards 2020

Amongst x-seamen, the consensus is that Pusser’s is about as close to the authentic British Royal Navy rum as you can get. A true sailor’s delight!

  • MAKER: Pusser’s Rum Ltd.
  • ORIGIN: Guyana (tropically aged)
  • CASKS: Charred ex-American Oak
  • ABV: 54.5% Original Admiralty Strength | 700ml

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Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum is perfect for the Pusser’s Painkiller Cocktail

/ ingredients

  • 2-ounces (60 ml) Pusser’s Rum
  • 4-ounces (120 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1-ounce (30 ml) orange juice
  • 1-ounce (30 ml) cream of coconut
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

/ method

  • Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Pour into a big glass or goblet filled with ice. Grate fresh nutmeg on top.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
  • Be careful–this is a smooth and sneaky drink. Enjoy!
Weight 2.0 kg