Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Navy Rum
Black Tot Last Consignment had been imported from the West Indies since 1784, although the Tot tradition began in 1655. it is made with the last remaining stocks of Royal Navy rum, which had been stored away in stone flagons since July 31st 1970 when the last call of “Up spirits” was heard.
Forty years after Black Tot Day in 1970, the day when the British Royal Navy’s 300 year old practice of daily rum rations stopped,it gives us insight into the history of rum and Naval traditions. This piece of history has been beautifully bottled at 54.3% abv and comes with a Tot cup, similar to those used in the days of daily rum rations, a wooden display case, a rum ration card and a book about the history of Black Tot, written by rum expert Dave Broom.
The name ‘Black Tot’ stems from July 31st 1970 when a 300-year-old Royal Naval tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch (11am) when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy – a day to be forever remembered as Black Tot Day.
Tasting Notes Of Black Tot Last Consignment
Deep with vanilla, black fruits, liquorice and leather.
Sweet and oaky. Notes of coffee, fruit cake and a good hit of spice.
Tobacco, wood and just a hint of fruit.