Review #720 | /r/Rum Review #22 – Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum
The Schtick: This is a high proof release from Pusser’s.
“Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof is a classic British Navy style rum, inspired by the recipe used to produce the tot given to sailors as their daily ration until Black Tot Day, 31 July 1970.” – The Whiskey Exchange
ABV: 54.5% ABV
Nose: Sweet, syrupy, funky fruitiness. Molasses, maple, sweet icing. Banana, guava, faint apple, figs.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, syrupy molasses. Brown sugar, funky fruits, faint spice. Some faint heat, but not too bad for being 50%+
Finish: Medium length, lots of clove, overripe fruits and molasses. Sweet, mildly funky and rich.
Overall: This is indeed much better than the previous Pusser’s I’ve had. I enjoyed this thoroughly, and although I drank what I had neat, I bet this makes a really solid cocktail.
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