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Battle of the Rum Cakes: Pusser’s Vs. Tortuga

Posted by Arctic Wolf on July 18, 2016

rc-side3Several years ago I was contacted by Adam Dell (on behalf of Pusser’s Rum) and asked if I would review their Pusser’s Premium Rum Cake on my website. I accepted, and my friends and I got together and enjoyed sampling and discussing the cake. I took their comments and cobbled together a review of sorts.

Recently, I was contacted by Adam again and was asked if I would sample some of their rum cake again, but this time he wanted me to also sample a competitor’s rum cake, Tortuga Golden Original Rum Cake, and write a comparative review. This seemed like a fun exercise, and since Pusser’s have apparently been improving their recipe over the past several years, the new review would probably be timely as well.

Tortuga-OriginalThe two rum cakes (sent to my by Adam Dell) arrived separately with the Pusser’s Premium cake arriving first and the Tortuga Golden Original cake arriving about two weeks later. This meant I had to refrigerate the Pusser’s Cake in the interim so that I would be able to taste the two side by side. When I asked Adam if this would affect the quality of the Pusser’s product he assured me that as long as the cake was left sealed and refrigerated it would keep for up to 10 months.

Once I had received both products, I placed them each in my refrigerator, and then arranged to have a few of my rum friends over to help me taste them.

You may click on the following link to read the results of my first ever Rum Cake Battle:

Battle of the Rum Cakes: Pusser’s Premium Rum Cake vs. Tortuga Golden Original

“… Whereas the Pusser’s Rum Cake had a very rum forward scent oozing from it on the pate, the aroma of the Tortuga rum cake was less rum forward. The sweetness was also more muted. I am not sure if this is more positive or more negative, but if I were to make a differentiation based upon visual appearance and aroma, I would say that the Pusser’s Premium Rum Cake is more rum-like, and the Tortuga Golden Original Rum Cake is more cake-like …”

Please enjoy the review, Chimo!

 

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Introducing: Pusser’s Rum Cake

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:

Review: Premium British Navy Pusser’s Rum Cake

Enjoy!

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