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Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum Take Top Honors at Spirit Business Rum and Cachaca Competition



Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof, the last rum issued by the modern Royal Navy to its enlistees in 1970, has taken top honors at the Spirits Business Cachaca Competition.  Pusser’s 15-year-old (Aged Rum over 13 years) earned gold.

The Spirits Business gathered together a group of drinks experts at The Rum Kitchen in London’s Notting Hill to assess the state of the category. Its Rum Masters 2018 competition was assessed by three panels of tasters via blind taste testing. 

Anthony Moss, Director of Strategic Planning at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) who chaired the final panel described Pusser’s expression as “the dream combination of esters together with lovely integrated oak and rancio.�

Gunpowder Proof, an aged, overproof expression at 54.5 percent alcohol which was the formula last used by the Admiralty was launched in seven U.S. markets on Black Tot Day, July 31, 2016 and has now expanded to  25 major markets and counting.

“The Masters for Gunpowder Proof is monumental as it makes its debut as the best over-proof rum in the world,� said Pusser’s CEO, Gary Rogalski.

The unique component of Gunpower Proof is rum distilled from vintage wooden pot stills, a process that provides a depth of flavor far beyond that of mass-produced rums distilled from “modernâ€� semi-automatic metal column stills.  The two existing wooden pot stills first put in use in the early 1700s and located in Guyana’s Demerara River Valley, impregnate the rum with esters (naturally occurring organic flavoring compounds) far beyond those of any other rum.  What results is a truly unique, award-winning taste.

The name “Pusser’sâ€� is nothing more than a corruption of the word “Purser,â€� the Royal Navy ship’s supply officer who retained the stocks of rum.  Before hydrometers, the ships Purser would test rum strength by mixing a few grains of gunpower with rum to see if it would ignite under the heat of a magnifying glass.  If it did that was ‘proof’ the rum was “at strength,â€� If it was not, the Purser was threatened with bodily harm for “watering downâ€� the rum.

Rogalski said the overproof spirit is brandy-like and surprisingly smooth, easy to drink neat, in a snifter or your favorite cocktail or as a floater to add additional spirit to any cocktail.

The daily issue of rum, a tradition which goes back three centuries, ended July 31, 1970, and is affectionately known as “Black Tot Day� in the UK and other Commonwealth countries.

 The Admiralty formula, a unique blend of rums, was ceded to the Company’s founder, Charles Tobias, in return for his promise to support Sailor’s Tot Fund, now part of the Royal Navy and Marine Charitable Fund.

 Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof has won several awards in Europe including Gold at the International Sprits Challenge, a Master’s and Gold medal in The Rum Masters Competition and Third Place for World’s Best Dark Rum in the World Rum Awards. It also won Gold for Best in Class for the Overproof category in the Rum XP awards. This is in addition to the many other awards Pusser’s lower proof 3-year aged, and 15-year aged spirits from the same stills have already won.

 Recent Awards:

 Gold, The Spirits Business, The Rum Masters 2018

Gold, The Spirits Business, The Rum Masters 2017

Best in Class, Rum XP Awards 2016

Gold, Consumer Rum Jury 2016

Gold, Worlds Best Rum, World Rum Awards 2015

Gold, Best Dark Rum, World Rum Awards 2015

Gold, Category Gold, World Rum Awards 2015

Gold, Best Overproof, World Rum Awards 2015

Gold, Best Spiced Rum, The Fifty Best 2015

Gold, The Rum Masters, The Spirits Business 2015

 Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear, dark coppery amber with burnished copper highlights
Nose: Pungent molasses, treacle, toffee, honey and vanilla with oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
Body: Full-bodied with a more enhanced flavor profile than the lower proof Blue Label
Finish: Long finish, and despite its strength, smooth and mellow


About Pusser’s Rum

 Pusser’s Rum is produced in strict accordance with Admiralty blending specifications last used by the Royal Navy for issue to its fleet, a tradition which began in 1655 when it first served rum as its spirit of choice, with extra “totsâ€� being offered before and after some of the most infamous battles in history. In massive wood pot stills, approaching 300 years old, Pusser’s continues to produce liquid history without the aid of flavoring agents and is 100 percent natural. Pusser’s Rum is highly decorated and has taken several Gold Medals in the highly acclaimed International Wine & Spirits Festival and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Pusser’s Rum Limited is a British Virgin Island Company with administrative offices in Charleston, South Carolina. Its products are imported into the United States by Shaw-Ross International Importers.

For more information on Pusser’s Rum Ltd and its brands, please visit

About Shaw-Ross International Importers, LLC

Founded in 1968 as a wine and spirit importer representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross has grown into one of the nation’s leading importers representing leading

suppliers from around the world. Shaw-Ross continues to evolve its portfolio to keep ahead of the ever-changing wine and spirits. For additional information go to

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ClassWorx Invites You To Our Kick Off Event with Chef Paul Gerard Tonight at 6PM EST




Please Join Paul Gerard Tonight and Cook Along with a Chef on ClassWorx

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2021 / Chill N Out Cryotherapy Inc. (OTC PINK:CHNO), owner of, a Virtual Online Directory for anyone offering virtual events, is proud to announce that legendary Chef Paul Gerard will be virtually hosting a cooking class tonight, Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6PM EST. Attendees can support Chef Paul Gerard during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 by reserving their place in his cooking class through Find out what Chef Paul is cooking tonight by clicking here under event name.

Findit, in conjunction with ClassWorx, is inviting you to our Kick Off Event with Chef Paul Gerard today at 6 PM EST. Chef Paul Gerard has been a Chef for decades in New York and like many of us, the past year has definitely brought new experiences and challenges. Chef Paul is requesting your presence later today to learn how to prepare one of his delicious dishes that takes a spin on an Italian Classic. Attendees can cook along with Chef Paul Gerard by purchasing all of the ingredients needed before the class and performing the necessary prepwork. Attendees are not required to participate and can simply follow along for inspiration and watch Chef Paul put together one of his favorite dishes. Please show your support for Chef Paul, a long time fixture in the hospitality industry, who is unable to serve you in person but looks forward to being with you later today virtually.

The class is scheduled to run from 6 PM to 7 PM EST but may run a little later depending on questions from attendees. The format will show attendees how to make the dish that Chef Paul Gerard will be preparing, and attendees can cook along.

For a full list of ingredients and prepwork instructions, please follow the link to find out what Chef Paul Gerard will be preparing tonight at 6PM EST. We ask you to please share this with others to show your support for Chef Paul Gerard, who has been in the hospitality industry for over three decades.

ClassWorx welcomes anyone who is offering events or classes virtually to join and create a ClassWorx profile and post your class or event schedule. All members on ClassWorx can link to Zoom and Stripe to virtually deliver your online virtual event or class and get paid if you charge for your event or class.

About Chef Paul Gerard

Cook Like A Cook!
Lifelong Chef and restaurateur Paul Gerard will teach you how to Cook Like A Cook! Even after 35 years in professional kitchens, Chef Paul still “works the line” and cooks in his restaurants. If you want to know the secrets and techniques of professional cooks, from how to prep to how to clean, Paul will take you through everything from basics to badass!

Chef, restaurateur, writer, rocker, and radio host, Paul Gerard got his start early in the kitchens of Brooklyn, New York. At 13, he started working as a busboy and was soon moved to the “back of the house” after he refused to get a haircut. Being a musician was much more important to him than cleaning tables, and it was an exile that would change his life. He came up in the crazy “Kitchen Confidential” culinary world of 1980’s basements and backrooms, and he loved it! They worked like dogs and partied like rock-stars. The dark counterculture took Paul right along with it. He climbed the ranks from dishwasher to prep cook, from sauté to grill, first cook to sous chef, eventually to running multi-million-dollar kitchens. Mentored by the bohemian vagabonds of the underground food world, Gerard soon grew – both as a cook and as an artist, approaching food as he did his art: studying, practicing, and reveling in every bit of the suffering and craft. At 21, he moved to New Orleans, where he worked for some of the greatest chefs the town has ever known. After 13 lucky years in The Big Easy went home to The Big Apple and worked his way back into the food capital of the world as a chef. He worked for Todd English, was Executive Chef for such NY institutions as Soho House and Soho Grand before making the leap to open his own places. Chef Gerard worked on a TV show with Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio called Work the Line has had a show called “Eating Disorder” on Heritage Radio and is working on his memoir and cookbook.

About ClassWorx
Chill N Out Cryotherapy, Inc. (OTC PINK:CHNO), a Delaware Corporation, owns and operates Chill N Out Cryotherapy, Inc. currently trades on the OTC Pinks under the stock symbol CHNO. Classworx provides an internet-based, global network-directory of people offering Virtual classes or events utilizing video conferencing to remotely deliver individual or group instruction in a broad range of disciplines (“virtual classes”). The Company is based in the Atlanta, Georgia, area spans a global outreach through the worldwide web.

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Sign Up For’s Incentive Program To Incentivize Your Customer Base




Restaurant Discount Deals RSTN is the premier online restaurant directory that has partnered with thousands of restaurants nationwide to offer hungry diners with great deals at local restaurants. We have a great selection of restaurants to choose from with food ranging from Italian and Mexican food to American food, Barbeque, Seafood, and Chinese food. Customers can purchase deals directly from to save on their next meal at a local restaurant.

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Food & Beverage Features The Best Barbeque Food Deals At Restaurants in Your Area




Restaurant Discount Deals RSTN (OTCQB UBID) is the best food deals online restaurant directory featuring thousands of restaurants offering great discounts on delicious food. helps connect hungry customers with new restaurants in their area where customers get a great deal and restaurants earn new business. Restaurants can join at no charge to the restaurant. Visit today to find the best food deals near you. is great for both customers and restaurants. Barbeque food restaurants looking to get more exposure online and attract new customers can offer deals through at no cost. Deals can be offered for dine in, carry out or delivery and all of our certificates typically have a minimum spend to use the certificate, ensuring restaurants still earn a profit on the meal they serve.

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