An older release from this classic Naval brand. Pusser’s takes its name from the “ship’s purser” an officer at sea who would handle the finances and also dole out the rum every day, known as a “tot”.
Originally designed to recall the rum that was served on British Naval vessels, Pusser’s was made with a blend of Trinidad and Guyana. This 15 year old is strictly made with Guyanese rum, known for being heavier and richer than other Caribbean spirits.
The spirit has been distilled in a combination of column and pot stills, including some from Diamond distillery’s famous wooden pot still. After 15 years of maturation, it has picked up plenty of maturity and depth – Pusser’s uses Scotch-style age statements, meaning that 15 years is the minimum age, as opposed to the average in a Solera system.
As expected, this is a fudgy and thick rum, with notes of milk chocolate, treacle, liquorice, hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, dried fruits, apple, creamy coffee and a little caramelised citrus peel.
Pusser’s 15 year picked up a Gold Medal at the 2018 Rum Masters, whilst at the 2019 edition of the competition it was deemed a “Master” in the Dark Rum Over 12 Years Category.