Pusser's Rum Gunpowder Proof (Black Label)
Pusser's Rum // Multiple Countries
What do you do when you want to test the strength of your rum but are on a ship in the middle of the ocean? Why you douse gunpowder on it to see if it will light to ensure your rum hasn't been watered down. At least that's what British sailors would do. This navy strength rum has been repackaged from a former blue label to a black label. The rum is bottled at 54.5% ABV.
Navy RumAged rum that are often blends of rums from English-colonized countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad, British Guyana, and Barbados. Technically, navy-strength rums are 54.5% ABV or higher, though not all overproof rums are Navy Rums. Taste-wise, Navy Rums are usually rich and funky, and best used in Tiki drinks or punches.
"The aroma that you'll find is that of the molasses rum funk mixed with a little char smoke. The sweet dark flavors continue on the palate with a little cooked fruit and citrus peel, but still has that brassy character that found in other Pusser's bottlings. Best used to pump up cocktails asking for a dark rum, particularly those involving multiple rums. "