HMS VICTORY RUM
Raise a toast to naval history with our HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum, a rich, deep blend of the finest aged demerara rum, refined and rested in barrels, flavoured by an original oak stave from HMS Victory herself. A bold, smooth blend that packs a punch, much like the namesake ship.
IN THE SPIRIT OF MARITIME TRADITION
In partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, we produce this bold yet smooth 57% ABV, navy strength rum. In the spirit of true maritime tradition, it’s crafted to be reminiscent of the ‘rum tots’ issued on board HMS Victory. A fine blend of aged rum from Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica, with oak stave from the famous flagship adding complexity and depth of character.
A smooth and rich rum with a classic, bold style. Gentle vanilla and oak provide an inviting nose, followed by a deep and intense taste with subtle molasses and liquorice. A long layered and complex finish completes the rum, ending with a well-rounded mouthfeel.
WHY GUNPOWDER PROOF?
The Royal Navy legislated that all ships must carry 100˚ proof (57% ABV) rum and gin on board. Gin for the officers, rum for the crew. As proof of its strength and purity, pussers would test it using a rule of thumb method: a few grains of gunpowder were added to the spirits and heated using the sun’s rays concentrated through a magnifying glass. If the powder ignited, the liquid was proof.