Tag Archives: Pussers

Pre Black Tot Day – Original Royal Navy Rum

Black Tot Navy Rum Review by the fat rum pirateFollowing the abolition of the daily tot on 31st July 1970, excess stocks of rum were drawn from their barrels and placed into wicker clad stone flagons. These stocks lay untouched in bonded underground warehouses around the world, remaining the property of the Admiralty.

Only guests at state banquets and royal weddings had the privilege of tasting these rums.  Often they were brought from archive warehouses and decanted into ceremonial flagons. Some of this rum was served at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.  Andrew served in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Invincible, during the Falklands War. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Black Tot Day – Navy Rum Splice Off

BlackTotDay31st July 2016 will mark the 46th Aniversary of Black Tot Day.  31st July 1970 was the final day a “daily tot” of Navy Rum was given to British Royal Navy Sailors and personnel.

The ration was originally introduced not as rum but as beer and not just a pint but a gallon or 8 pints! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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Pusser’s Rum British Navy (75% ABV)

Pussers Rum Overproof Green Label Rum review by the fat rum piratePusser’s relaunched their rums in 2014 to stop all the confusion about the various Blue Labelled rums floating around different parts of the world at varying strengths.

One of the rums that caused the least confusion was this one.  Not because the bottle does not immediately make you think it is one of their lower proof rums but because it was and is only available in one country. For some reason our German cousins were not satisfied with a meagre 54.5% ABV rum and demanded more so this 75% ABV expression was launched for the German market only.  Thanks to the guys at Beers of Europe I was able to obtain a bottle for £49.99.  Which sounds quite expensive but once I’ve explained exactly how this 75% ABV rum SHOULD be drank you will see I wasn’t stung too badly. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Pusser’s Rum British Navy (40% ABV)

imageMuch to my uncontrollable excitement Pusser’s Rum Ltd, recently re-vamped (and to be fair tidied up) their range of rums.  This was done partly to introduce new expressions but also to avoid confusion caused by the numerous “Blue Label” versions on offer in varying territories. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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