Pussers Gunpowder Proof Spiced Rum 70cl

West Indies Spiced Navy Rum
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A heavyweight spiced rum that's packing a bang. Full-bodied with notes of dark dried fruits. Sweet on the palate with delicious treacle, honey and baking spices flavours. A long yet smooth and mellow finish.

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Prior to the introduction of the Sikes Hydrometer, in 1816, the ship's Purser, or "Pusser", tested the strength of the daily issue by mixing neat rum, with a little water, to which was added a few gunpowder grains. When the mixture was heated through a burning glass, the gunpowder ignited, and the rum was served at that strength. When the method was tested by hydrometer, it was found to be 109% proof {54.5% ABV}. Consequently, the Pusser's rum remained at "Gunpowder" strength, 109% Proof, until the daily issue was terminated, on 31st July 1970, known as Black Tot Day.

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Strength (ABV)54.5%
PresentationGLASS BOTTLE
CountryBritish Virgin Islands
Rum TypeSpiced
Limited EditionNo
Gluten FreeNo
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