Pusser's Gunpowder Proof: Can it Compete?

Saturday Kitchen Features Pusser's Gunpowder Proof

"Saturday Kitchen" is aired on the UK's number one television channel, BBC, bringing in millions of viewers every week. From lifestyle segments, to cooking and drink recipes, it's a hit for everyone. Each week, the host, Matt Tebbutt, and his two colleagues cook meals for a celebrity guest and the two winners of their weekly competition. Popular features include the omelet challenge, where the chefs must cook an omelet as fast as possible. Another popular feature is the Heaven and Hell contest which requires the celebrity guest to name their most and least favorite foods. Viewers then vote for one of these foods and at the end of the show, Matt cooks a meal for the celebrity using the winning food item!

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, "Saturday Kitchen" hosted a Rum segment featuring Pusser's Rum. Since Matt Tebbutt was on vacation this week, chef and author Shivi Ramoutar joined. Along with Chef Ramoutar, their celebrity guest of the week was Jordan North, who works not only works for BBC Radio 1, but also stars in several celebrity television shows.

The Competition

This Rum segment was to determine whether British distilled and produced rums could compete with Caribbean rums. So, they taste tested in three different categories with British rum against a Caribbean Rum. Then, the guests voted on their favorites.

Round 1: Pina Colada

British: Sugar House White Rum vs. Caribbean: El Dorado Rum                       

WINNER:  Sugar House (British)

Round 2: Neat/Sipping

British: Salford Spiced Rum vs. Caribbean: Angostura 1787 edition               

WINNER: Angostura (Caribbean)

Round 3: Punch

British : Scratch Gold Rum (British) vs. Pusser's Gunpowder Proof (Caribbean)

WINNER: Pusser's (Caribbean)

The Verdict

Caribbean wins overall! British distilled and produced rums cannot compete with Caribbean rum.

Pusser's Gunpowder Proof Punch

For the final round of this episode, the chefs made a rum punch with Pusser's Gunpowder Proof. As it was favored over the opposing British distilled rum, Jordan North's reaction to Pusser's is one you must see for yourself.

As you can see, once he gets over the initial shock of the strength of Pusser's Gunpowder Proof, he exclaims, “That’s Fantastic!” Maybe someone should have warned him about our Gunpowder Proof being 54.5% ABV. Nonetheless, it was great to see Jordan North enjoying a Gunpowder Punch!

As voted on this episode of "Saturday Kitchen," Caribbean distilled and produced rums are unmatched. Not only is Pusser's Rum Caribbean distilled in the Demerara River Valley of Guyana, but it is also produced to the Royal Navy Admiralty's Specifications from 1970. Pusser's Rum is the best of both worlds.

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