Vintage British Navy Pussers Rum 1 Litre Decanter Sealed Unopened Admiral Horatio Nelson
Ceramic 1 litre Rum Decanter (includes stopper, box and documentation).
This Vintage 1 Litre decanter of British Navy Pusser’s Rum is in superb condition unopened with seals intact (no leaks). Comes complete with stopper, box and documentation. Depicting “Admiral Horatio Nelson & Royal Navy Traditional Toasts” this decanter of genuine Pusser’s rum is beautifully decorated.
Ceramic flagons were used to carry and store rum on board ships of Great Britain’s Royal Navy from the late 1800’s through July 31st, 1970 on which date the daily issue of rum was terminated.
The navy’s flagons were encased in a tightly hand-woven willow basket to reduce breakage, whereas this Pusser’s version has been decorated to salute one of the world’s greatest fighting admirals, Horatio Nelson.
Two hundred years following the event that created it, the term “Nelson’s Blood” still remains a vital part of the lexicon of the seaman and the Royal Navy – in continuous service since the days of Henry VIII from the year 1525.
Around the neck of the decanter is the famous flag signal that set the seal to Nelson’s fame. Just before engaging the enemy at the Battle at Trafalgar on October 21st, 1805, he flew this signal, “England expects that every man will do his duty”.
The stopper design depicts “HMS Victory Trafalgar 1805”.
Rum and the sea are inseparable, and no rum is more akin to the sea or sailors than Pusser’s Rum – the Original Navy Rum. Before battle, the fleet was issued a double ‘tot’, and again after victory for a job well done.