For more than three centuries of Royal Navy tradition, sailors aboard their ships were issued a daily ration or “tot” of rum from the ship’s “Purser,”
known affectionately by its sailors as the “Pusser.” Hence, it was the “Pusser’s Rum.”
To this day, Pusser’s Rum—one of the world’s most historic and traditional rums—is still bottled and blended to specifications last used by the Royal Navy when the issue was discontinued on July 31, 1970. Sip it on its own. Serve it on ice. Or, enjoy it in true Royal Navy fashion as “grog”, quite possibly one of the world’s first cocktails: one-part rum to three-parts water (and maybe a little Demerara raw sugar and twist of lime)!
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day, Pusser’s Rum is releasing 5,000 limited-edition bottles to commemorate the historic event. These limited-edition bottles of Pusser’s Rum will be sold in Europe to mark and honor the occasion. Each bottle will be individually numbered.