Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 29, 2011
Pusser’s Rum is advertised as the original rum of the British Royal Navy. And it is a fact that for over 300 years it was a tradition in the British Navy that each member of the crew was issued a daily ‘tot’ of rum. This tradition began in 1655, and by 1731, the tradition of the daily ‘tot’ was in general use throughout the British Navy. As it was the ship’s purser who was responsible for issuing the rum. The Rum became known as Pusser’s Rum in a sort of slang derivation of the term ‘Purser’s Rum’.
Although the naval tradition of the daily tot had ended, in 1979 Charles Tobias obtained the rights and the blending information for the British Naval Rum, and formed Pusser’s Ltd. on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. His company produces their Pusser’s Rum following the blending information and the traditions of the Admiralty, including producing the rum from wooden pot stills just as the had been the tradition for over 200 years.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
“…This is a little hot and spicy in the initial mouth feel. The rum has a fresh oaky flavour with tannins disguised as tangy orange zest. As well, a firm vanilla and a light toffee complement this spicy oak and serves to temper its bite. There are some caramel flavours and some baking spices which give the rum depth…”
You may read the full review here:
As well I have included my cocktail suggestion for the Pusser’s Rum, The Pain Killer Cocktail.
Please enjoy the review and the cocktail suggestion!!
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 17, 2011
Today, I thought it would be fun to bring back my very first ‘published’ review. To give you a bit of history, even before I had my website opened up I had received a request from Mike Streeter asking me if I would write a review he could publish on his Rum Culture website, Rum Connection.
The review I wrote for Mike was for Pusser’s 15 Year Old Rum. Although I had been posting rambling reviews on web forums like The Ministry of Rum for about three months, this review was the first one which I wrote with the conscious knowledge that people would be taking what I say seriously.
The review was a smashing success for not only myself, but also for Rum Connection, and it spawned a relationship (and friendship) between myself and Mike that thrives to this day.
Here is an excerpt from my first review published on Rum Connection:
“…My word what a taste experience. A full thrust of spice and brown sugar. Not that pale yellow brown sugar you buy in most grocery stores but the rich dark brown sugar you find in specialty shops and bakeries. The spices hint at hot cinnamon and allspice. The mouth is oily leaving these hot spices lingering…”
You may read the full review here:
Please enjoy this review!
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on March 1, 2011
For a good part of the last three centuries, it has been a tradition of sorts for the British Royal Navy to bake cakes for special occasions and events. These cakes (including incidentally, the traditional Christmas Cake), typically use the Rum associated with the British Royal Navy, Pusser’s Rum, as an integral part of the recipe.
With that tradition as the starting point, Pusser’s has introduced their own Premium British Navy Pusser’s Rum Cake. Each of these rum cakes contains three ounces of Pusser’s Rum, and it is this rum which is at the forefront of both the aroma and the flavour of the cake.
About three weeks ago I received some emails from a couple of representatives at Pusser’s asking me if I would like to receive one of their Famous Rum Cakes to review. I thought the trade-off was fair, a review for a cake, especially as I have been somewhat curious about these rum cakes for a while now. So I agreed and my rum cake arrived last week.
The resulting review can be found here:
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