Thank you!

The Cuban GI has an upper limit of 41% ABV for bottling. My understanding, but I can’t verify, is that their oldest rums are casked at a fairly low strength.

]]>I can’t remember, I was 19 and naive with no knowledge of rum so wouldn’t have known if I did!

]]>I have one question, you wrote there that Havana Club Selección de Maestros was previously labeled as “Barrel Proof”, does it mean that the distillate comes from the barrels at 45 ABV? ]]>

Think of it like a percentage-off discount.

A 10% discount on $15 saves you $1.50, not $10. The price would be $13.50, not $5.

With that in mind, what is 4.5% less than ‘X’?

It’s the same as 95.5% of ‘X’ (That is, 100% – 4.5% is 95.5%)

Calculating 95.5% of ‘X’ is the same as multiplying ‘X’ by 0.955

Now, imagine ‘X’ is 57

.955 x 57 is 54.5

Thus, navy issuing strength is 54.5% ABV.

]]>That’s great! Did you happen to meet Charles?

]]>I’ve just bought a bottle of gunpowder proof pussers (in Gibraltar on holiday – only £13) and discovered how lovely the painkiller is! ]]>