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British Navy Pussers Rum Yachting Porcelain Ships Decanter (1000ml)
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- ABV 42%
Pusser's, 'the single malt of rum', has recently added a magnificent 'Yachting Decanter' to its popular range of rum-filled ceramics, paying tribute to a magnificent sport which had its beginnings in the 1600’s. Many consider that the first recorded yacht race took place under King Charles II on September 6, 1662 out of Greenwich, England. Since then, modern yachts and rigs have evolved from the heavier, cumbersome vessels of those early days to the sleek, greyhounds of the seas of today.
The major design around the base of the decanter depicts most all of the modern rigs that are sailing today, [see below] including the popular one-design classes. The original art was commissioned by Pusser’s and painted by A. D. Blake of New Zealand, recognized as one of the world’s foremost marine artists.
On the decanter’s shoulder are the names of the current world’s most prestigious yacht races: The America’s Cup, the Transpac, the Volvo Ocean Race, Fastnet, Vendée Globe, Chicago-Mackinac, the Bermuda Race, the Admiral’s Cup and the Sydney to Hobart. Three smaller cameos also adorn the shoulder: Captain Joshua Slocum's 'Spray', Captain Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world from 1895-1898; the Schooner 'America', winner of the first America's Cup Race on August 22, 1851; the 'Jolie Brise', winner of the first Fastnet Race in 1925.
The large, hand-cast ceramic stopper has a countersunk center with a colorful Pusser's Navy Rum life ring logo. Its facing edges are trimmed in gold, and frame the flag signal for 'Splice the Main Brace!' The Killick's fouled anchor, the official anchor of the Royal Navy, is repeated in gold on the decanter's neck.
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Tasting Note: Deep amber color. Rubber sap, marinated vinegar, caramel taffy, ad brown spice aromas. A round entry leads to a glycerous off-dry medium-to full bodied palate with sherried brown spices, mineral spirits, roasted Brazil nuts, cedar, and toffee. Finishes with a touch of shellac, exotic peppercorn, and very spicy heat. A very hearty, traditional navy rum. 42% Alc./Vol.
86 points (Highly Recommended)- tasting note sourced from www.tastings.com