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Gaining it's name from the corruptions of the term "purser" who was the man on the navy ships responsible for the daily issue of rum, Pusser's Navy rum became available after the 1970 ban on daily rum rations on Naval ships.
There was never a commercial British Navy Pusser Rum, it was the brainchild of Charles Tobias to commercialize the Royal Navy’s rum tradition by offering for sale the same rum that the navy had issued on board its ships for so many years. The Navy is known to abhor commercialism of any kind, and so it was quite an achievement that Tobias was able to obtain these rights. Now sold worldwide, the Royal Navy Sailors’ Fund, a naval charity more commonly called the ‘Tot’ Fund, receives a substantial donation from the worldwide sales of Pusser’s Rum. After almost 25 years, this Pusser’s contribution has become the fund’s largest source of income aside from its original bequest, and the ties between Pusser’s Rum and the Royal Navy continue today in a manner that benefits serving Royal Navy sailors. Charles Tobias insisted this action was put in place, and it earned him an MBE for his good work.
Pussers rum is the only rum blended in exact accordance with the Royal Navy specification last used when it discontinued its daily ration on July 31, 1970—ending a tradition that lasted over 300 years. Aged for a minimum of three years, this Admiralty rum blend is rich and full-bodied, with an unsurpassed smoothness due to its “pot-stilled” lineage. Pussers is the product of five stills, three in Guyana and two in Trinidad. The rums are artfully blended to create the perfect balance of naturally occurring flavouring compounds known as “esters” and “congeners.” Unlike most rums, Pusser’s is all natural and is never artificially flavoured or coloured.
Available in the in the Original Admiralty blend, Spiced,Gunpowder proof and 15 year expressions.