Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Barrel Aged Rum - 700ml

Isle of Wight Distillery HMS Victory Navy Strength Barrel Aged Rum - 700ml

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Country: Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica
Alcohol Percentage: 57%
Size: 700ml

Nose: Gentle vanilla and oak on the nose
Taste: Deep and intense with subtle molasses and liquorice
Finish: Long and complex with a rich and rounded mouthfeel

Raise a toast to naval history with the 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, like the Victory herself.

In partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Isle of Wight Distillery produced 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.

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.