O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned traditional dark rum) created by Plantation’s Rum Master Alexandre Gabriel with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Martin Cate, Paul McFadyen, Paul McGee, Scotty Schuder and long-time collaborator, David Wondrich. A blend of rums from Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that deliver a more traditional old style rum of years gone by. Rich mahogany in colour with intense coffee, burnt orange and plums on the nose. The palate has creme brulee with cacao, vanilla and a medley of spices with a smoky oak finish. Bottled at full strength 69% vol.
Pussers Gunpowder Proof rum is the rebranded version of the original Pussers Blue Label. It is the same smooth, complex rum just in a new presentation bottle.The nose and palate convey delicious treacle, toffee and vanilla along with the richness of ginger and nutmeg. This is a full bodied rum that has a smooth and mellow finish despite its high strength.
This traditional Navy rum is the same as British naval seamen would receive as daily rations before the infamous Black Tot Day on the 31st of July 1970 when the last tot of rum was served. Pussers follows the original Admirality blending recipe and is still distilled in wooden Admirality pot stills as opposed to the metal ones that are now standard. This allows the unique full and rich flavour to be imparted; nothing can reproduce this taste except distilling in wood.
So why is it called gunpowder strength? It's because that 54.5% ABV is the strength that gunpowder will still ignite if soaked in the liquid. This was important for two reasons, the first being that if the gunpowder used for the cannons and muskets was accidentaly soaked, they would still fire when the ship came under attack. The second (and many sailors would say the most important!) reason was that before the invention of the hydrometer, gunpowder was used to check if the rum had been watered down by the quartermaster. A small amount was placed in the rum and then ignited to see if it was at strength. If it wasn't, the quartermaster was in serious trouble and may have been thrown overboard!
Takings its name from the famous Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor Cornwall where smugglers brought there plunder to sell. This Black ginger rum uses 3 year old pot still and Dark Column rum from Hampden, Claredon and Worth Park distilleries on Jamaica. The result is a silky smooth full strength rum with hints of lemongrass and citrus fruits, and the warmth of ginger on the finish.
Long or short, this Black Ginger rum is versatile and works well on a cold winters night or try long on a summers day in a highball glass with a mixer. Or base rum in colas, ginger beer like the Jamaican mule
This is a new edition from Angostura which has been aged for 15 years in oak casks. It is rich mahogany in colour with a sweet nose of ripe banana and dried fruits. The palate is well-balanced with dried prunes, sweet oak and touches of toffee with a long and crisp finish.
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