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- ABV 40%
Rum and the sea are inseparable, and no rum is more akin to the sea and the seaman than is British Navy Pusser’s Rum. For more than 300 years, sailors of Great Britain’s Royal Navy were issued a daily ration of rum by the Purser (corrupted to 'Pusser' by the Jack Tars). From 1655 until the traditions termination on August 1st 1970, 'Pusser’s Rum' was one of the few daily comforts afforded those early seamen of Britain's Navy as they fought across the globe to keep the Empire intact and its sea lanes open. British Navy Pusser’s Rum is the same blend of six West Indian rums as discovered during the Navy’s expeditions and served on board Their Majesties’ ships for three centuries. Today, it is still blended in accordance with the Admiralty’s exacting specifications of 1810. Pusser’s Rum was never sold or offered to the public, and if a rum connoisseur managed to acquire a tot or two, he saved it for a very special occasion.
British Navy Pusser’s Rum is expertly blended from some of the world's finest Caribbean rums. Amongst x-seamen, the consensus is that Pusser's is about as close to the authentic British Royal Navy Rum as one can obtain. Spirit connoisseurs claim Pusser's to be more like a fine brandy than a rum, with a full, rich flavour and a rare smoothness - a true sailor's delight! This is essentially a sipping rum, however its unmistakably full, rich flavour will shine through anything you care to mix it with.
Tasting note: [42% Alc./Vol batch tasted] Deep gold / copper colour with a gold hue. The nose is restrained at first offering woody, resinous scents, but is worth spending some time with to cajole out the complex aromas of liquorice all sorts, brown sugar, citrus zest and pine nuts. The rich, spicy palate offers flavours of clove, vanilla bean, juicy raisins, honey and nutmeg. Pure, smooth and gently warming. Long aftertaste of honeycomb, toffee and liquorice all sorts with a subtle, drying cocoa fade. A well poised dark rum - full flavoured without becoming over-sweet or fat.
Other reviews... 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.
86 points (Highly Recommended) - -tastings.com
- $74.99 Bottle
Dating back to 1660, Mount Gay is one of the oldest estates in the Caribbean and certainly one of the oldest in Barbados. In fact, in 2013 it will be celebrating its 310th anniversary. Like all the other rums in the Mount Gay range, Black Barrel is made from double pot and single column distillates that are aged separately in x-Bourbon barrels. "What makes Mount Gay Black Barrel different is that when rums have matured, Master Blender Allen Smith selects and blends aged single and double distillates with a higher proportion of double distillates than in the Eclipse blend," comments Suntory Australia brand manager, Jeremy Church. "The Black Barrel blend is then aged a second time, in deeply charred bourbon barrels, hence its name." Tasting note: [40% ABV bottling circa 2013] Deep brass / polished copper appearance. A rich aroma offers up scents of dilute molasses along side banana cake and hints of over ripe pineapple. A silky, light opening builds into a light to medium bodied rum profile with semi sweet spice and banana cake flavours followed by a hint of menthol towards the finish. Ends light, less sweet with a subtle dried banana aftertaste.
- ABV 43%