A Conversation for Pusser's Rum

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Post 1

Jack O' All Trades

I've tried Pusser's Rum and IMHO it's the worst rot gut I ever had. Everyone knows an English seaman will drink anything that ain't water and even Pusser's if nothing else is available. Now I like rum. For me it's Appleton dark or Myers.


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Post 2

Researcher 202413

British Navy Pusser's Rum was issued daily for over 300 years to Britain's Royal Navy, once the most discerning rum drinkers in the world. It's the British Royal navy, not the English navy, but to infer that Enlish seamen will drink anything 'that ain't water', is disrespectful to those who served in the world's oldest fighting force. The Navy's daily tot of Pusser's Rum was discontinued on 31st July 1970. A daily tot of 95.5 proof Pusser's Rum was no longer compatible with the efficient operation of modern ships and equipment. Pusser's Rum is now available to the public, with the kind approval of the Admiralty Board. In appreciation, a royalty from world wide sales is paid to the Sailors Fund which provides amenities for serving personnel. On board ship, stores were controlled by the PURSER, which generations of British sailors corrupted to PUSSER, hence PUSSER'S RUM.


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Post 3

Bez (arguaby the finest figure of a man ever found wearing Bez's underwear) <underpants>

Naah, if you want the best, try 'Wood's 100', that's easily my fave.

It get's it's name from the fact it's 100% proof (British, closer to 120% proof American) but it still slips down so smooth...

Curse my office for having a no-alcohol policy!

Bez


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Post 4

_Chriztopher

I have heard from an old sea dog that both Myers rum or even better Neaters are the ones to look out for. Beer drinker myself so can't comment but thought I'd put in my tuppence worths


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Post 5

Quinctilius Varus

I remember drinking 'pussers' in the British virgin islands in the mid- 1990's. It was in a quaint little venue, the pussers was poured from plastic Gerry cans into pint sized tin mugs.
I did notice however, that the next morning the effect of the pussers was exactly the same as drinking syrup of figs .... I'll leave that thought with you. By the way I was in the RN at the time.


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Post 6

captaindraino

I was perusing the rum aisle in the local liquor mart, and grabbed a bottle of Pusser's one time.

I didn't know the history of the spirit, it was an intriguing bottle, of higher proof, syrupy looking dark rum of which I am a fan.


After the first sip took the rest of the bottle to work and used it in barbecue glazes. I think the "bettern than any other" is a statement clouded by a romantic ideal fostered by the rich historical aspect of this particular rum. You could strip furniture with solvents that would taste less harsh. If you're into "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" pirates of the seven seas, argh matey chest thumping...then by all means. If you're looking for a mellow, tastey, genuinely smooth sipping rum...look elsewhere. An empty bottle of Pusser's will give you a hangover just by being in the same room.

I appreciate the rich background, and the respect commanded by the Royal Navy, but I have to disagree with the statement of this stuff being better than any other.
smiley - cheers


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Post 7

Hoooch

Crew Rum

Many people - including the Pusser's Rum Web site - are unaware that Crew Rum was also used in the Merchant Navy. I was a P&O officer from 1957 to 1962, and whilst it was intended for use after 'cold stations', like working in cold storage rooms, we used it in the tropics, mixing it 50:50 with ice-cold Coca-cola! Several officers who had also served in the RN, assured us that it was identical to that used by the RN - right down to the tiny blue label bearing only two words,'Crew Rum'!

Hoooch


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