Gunpowder Spiced with Georgi Radev

Founder of Laki Kane London’s Tropical Escape. Cocktails, Rum, Tiki and Tropical Lifestyle lover!

Pusser's Gunpowder Spiced

Prior to the introduction of the Sikes Hydrometer, in 1816, the ship’s Purser, or “Pusser”, tested the strength of the daily issue by mixing neat rum, with a little water, to which was added a few gunpowder grains. When the mixture was heated through a burning glass, the gunpowder ignited, and the rum was served at that strength. When the method was tested by hydrometer, it was found to be 109% proof {54.5% ABV}. Consequently, the Pusser’s rum remained at “Gunpowder” strength, 109% Proof, until the daily issue was terminated, on 31st July 1970, known as Black Tot Day.  

Alc/Vol: 54.5%
Origin: Guyana
Finish: Long and extremely smooth finish despite its high alcohol content
Colour: Clear, dark, coppery amber with burnished copper highlights
Nose: Molasses, Banana, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon and mild ginger


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