Pusser's Gunpowder Proof RumPusser's Rum
Gunpowder Proof: Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship’s purser shutdown claims of watering down sailors’ daily tot by mixing a few grains of gunpowder to the rum to see if it would burn. If the mixture ignited, the rum was ‘at proof.’ If it didn’t, the purser might find himself tossed to sea. The liquid is clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights. Scents of pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The body is full-bodied with a more enhanced flavour profile than the lower proof Blue Label. Its finish is long, and despiteits strength, smooth and mellow.