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Pusser’s Rum, Blue Bottle, 40%, Guyana, Trinidad & Barbados

There’s a number of British based rums claiming heritage to the historical ‘sailors tot’ that was given daily to members of Britain’s Royal Navy.

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Pusser’s Rum is one of them.

Using Jamaican Rum – a former British colony – is generally a given in these offerings which are usually a blend of Caribbean rums interpreting the original ‘tot’.

Pusser’s however stresses the use of pot still rum from Guyana blended with marks from Trinidad & Barbados to create their ‘Admiralty Rum’.

A very dark nose of rich molasses & treacly funk greeted me.

Smooth & sweet on the palate with dark muscovado sugars dominating.

A prickliness on the finish exhibiting a slight funk & departing with a drying experience.

Ship Inn, Elie c/oTheWhiskeyNut

Pusser’s made a suitable tipple to celebrate completing another section of the Fife Coastal Path in the nautically themed Ship Inn by the Firth Of Forth in Elie.

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Sheep Dog, Peanut Butter, 35%, Liqueur

Walking the Fife Coastal Path – as you do – the auld foot blisters needed a rest.

Herself texted to say meet in the Wemyss Central Hotel.

Central Hotel c/othewhiskeynut

Who was I to refuse?

The others were already on the Guinness – I opted for Belhaven Best – but spotted an odd bottle on the spirits shelf.

Sheep Dog c/othewhiskeynut

I’ve encountered Sheep Dip before – but not Sheep Dog!

A dram was ordered.

Turns out it’s a ‘liqueur blended with peanut butter flavour and whiskey’, bottled by Sazerac.

Nutty c/othewhiskeynut

Certainly nosed like peanut butter.

Rich, sweet & syrupy on the palate.

All rounded off by a warming embrace of whiskey.

Rather a bit too sugary sweet for my liking – but certainly an entertaining drink which raised my spirits after the long walk.

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