Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum 700ml 54.5%


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Pusser’s ‘Gunpowder Proof’ Black Label (previously known as Blue Label) is a higher proof traditional British Naval rum, produced using the blending recipe from the Admiralty.

  • A dark amber gold in colour.
  • The nose is full of dried fruits, dates, prunes, slightly overripe figs.
  • The palate is very sweet, plenty of dark, syrupy, stewed fruits.
  • An interesting pot still character with a pleasant muddiness.
  • Full-bodied with an incredibly long dark finish.

Pussers is the original Navy Rum and is still produced in accordance with Admiralty Regulations for Rum.

Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship’s “Purser” or “Pusser” as he was called, shutdown claims of watering down the sailors’ daily rum tot by mixing it with a few grains of gunpowder to see if it would burn. If the mixture was ignited, the rum was “At Proof”.


Discover the Legacy: Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum

Sailors’ Spirit Revived: A Traditional Royal Navy Elixir

Set sail on a journey through time with Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum, a homage to the Royal Navy’s seafaring legacy. Crafted at original Admiralty strength and blended according to the Admiralty’s centuries-old recipe, this distinctive rum pays tribute to the bygone era when the Royal Navy bid farewell to its daily rum ration on July 31, 1970.

Gunpowder Proof Authenticity: A Test of Purity

Before the days of the hydrometer, sailors relied on a unique method to verify the authenticity of their rum. Pusser’s ‘Gunpowder Proof’ underwent a fiery test – a sprinkle of gunpowder, a flame, and the truth revealed. If the mixture ignited, the rum was deemed ‘at proof.’ This historical ritual kept the seafaring spirits high and the barrels honest.

Raise Your Glass to Strength: Alc/Vol 54.5%

Indulge in the bold character of Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum, boasting an Alc/Vol of 54.5%. This robust spirit embodies the essence of authenticity, delivering a potent kick that echoes the strength and resilience of the Royal Navy’s traditions.

A Symphony of Flavors: Tasting Notes

  • Color: Clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights.
  • Nose: Immerse your senses in the rich aroma of pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey, and vanilla, complemented by notes of oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  • Body: Experience a full-bodied sensation that transcends the ordinary, offering a more enhanced flavor profile compared to the lower proof Blue Label.
  • Finish: Revel in the long, smooth, and mellow finish that defies its formidable strength.

Unleash the Seafarer in You

Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum invites you to embrace the maritime heritage, relishing the craftsmanship that stands the test of time. Elevate your spirits and toast to the legacy of the Royal Navy with every sip of this exceptional rum. Order your bottle now and embark on a voyage of flavors intertwined with naval history.

Weight 1.4 kg
Bottle Size

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