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Black Tot 50th Anniversary rum

Black Tot 50th Anniversary

United Kingdom | Overproof

9.0/10 (6 ratings)
Truly a fantastic choice

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Posted 21 days ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 127 ratings

I am so happy that I choose this rum for a New Year celebration. First of all a story about the rum itself:
''The British Navy were the original rum blenders, marrying together flavours from around the world to create something served to every sailor, every day. This bottling, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Black Tot Day, is a tribute to their original blend, bringing together some of the great lost rums of the past with the amazing modern distillates of today. Every cask used has played its part in making a rum that we believe people will want to drink every day.’' - Oliver Chilton, Head Blender

ABV 54.5
The blend includes following:
28% 12y Demerera Distillers Savalle Column
27% 9y Demerara Distillers Savalle Column
6% 10 y Port Mourant Wooden Pot
0.5% 42y Uitvlugt Port Mourant Wooden still
15 % 11y Foursquare
11% 10y Trinidad Distillers Column
4% 23 y Caroni
8% 9 y Hampden
And
0.5 % ORIGINAL ROYAL NAVY BLEND 👏

Nose is Caramel glazed apple tart, Citrus, Barbecued Pineapple and grape, balanced by notes of chocolate and raisins.
Palate is Liquorice, vanille, lime cocoa with mint bananas and walnuts.

What an interesting blend 1 of 5000 in total.

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Posted 7 days ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 461 ratings

I really didn't know what to expect of this rum. I'm generally not a big fan of dry rums, and this is a bit on the dry side. But I enjoyed it.

Smells and tastes of molasses, oak, spice, licorice, charred sugar, and a hint of tea. Not fabulous to my taste, but not bad at all.

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Posted 1 month ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 280 ratings

Don't have to say much about the blend. Everything is on the bottle.

The nose is dark with sweetness in the background. Molasses is pronounced and the dried fruits (raisins, plums). Oak, earthy, burnt sugar, blueberries, grapes, chocolate, some leather and liquorice. Minimal orange (Barbados). At the beginning it was still musty, after 30 minutes no more (occurs with Demerara). I like especially the blueberries. I can't say how they made it, it's very unique.

The taste starts dark with sweetness, the spice develops more and more. I get the molasses and sweetness of burnt sugar first. Then dried fruits, raisins and blueberries, then chocolate, liquorice and tannins with oak. Ohhh, what a beautiful rum. It's like you are eating a blueberry muffin.
In the finish Hampden shimmers through a bit, together with Barbados (orange, wood, leather).
The finish is spicy, here you can also taste some Barbados rum.
Aftertaste: dark and somewhat sweet, dried fruits, some leather, mint, blueberries, some ester aromas (Hampden)

Conclusion: Hampden is practically non-existent in the nose. Barbados and Hampden play a subordinate role in taste. I like that very much because I like dark navy blends. However, I can imagine that it is not enough for others. Tiger Shark falls e.g. different, it is less dark and has very good balance. Silver Seal Navy is more fruity and more Jamaica / Barbados-heavy. For me these are more modern navy blends.
I think the Black Tot is well done and I was hoping it would turn out the same way. Would rate this one as my top navy blend with 95 points.

Nose: Molasses, dried fruits (raisins, plums). oak, earthy, burnt sugar, blueberries, grapes, chocolate, some leather and liquorice, orange
Taste initial: molasses, burnt sugar, black tea, dried fruits, raisins and blueberries
Middle: chocolate, liquorice and tannins with oak.
Finish: spice, fruits, orange, wood, leather
Aftertaste: dark and somewhat sweet, dried fruits, some leather, mint, blueberries, some ester aromas (Hampden)

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 2.5/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 4/4
Value (120€): 5/5

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Posted 3 days ago by Boyse69 from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

I took a calculated Risk based on some of the reviews on this site and bought 2 bottles Price ranges £99 -£150 for the same bottle I paid £99 each in Scotland .

My score on this breakfast tasting is 9.5 all day long .Everything I'd hoped for perfect for my tastes I'm so pleased !
I've bought 5 bottles of Rum around this Price range this year and this is the best out of all of them by far . Balance is perfect they have done a great job ! Thank you OLIVER CHILTON

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Posted 27 days ago by Jirka23689 (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 110 ratings

Velice pitelny navy rum. Chuť Jamajka a vysoký počet esteru, který je patrný i ve vůni.

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Posted 18 days ago by Ron105 from Netherlands with 13 ratings

great almost 55% and still smooth you should actually save this bottle but i opened it to taste and luckily what a taste this is a real rum!!