Thursday, I have the opportunity to try Black Tot's Last Consignment. It is a blend from the last official batches of Navy Rum commissioned by the Brittish Navy before rum rations were retired in 1970. I am more interested to participate in the history than in the rum itself. I am curious if anyone here has tried it and also what one needs to do to add a rum to the list of rums to be rated.
To add a new rum to the list go down to the bottom of the side and push "Help", but I also think you should read my post "Reminder to all of you that's adding new rum" before you add a new rum.
The bottle is already there! It is under Black Tot Royal Navy. 36 reviews have already been posted. I would never spend big bucks on something like this.
Thanks for calling it out for me. I would not spend $1000 to $1500 for it either. However, for a 1 oz pour to taste something steeped in history, I am rather lookong forward to it.
The general sense of many of the reviews that I habe read are it is a decent rum, but the only reason for it's cost is the history and finite nature of it.
The finiteness is unfortunately the factor which makes many good rums expensive :(
Their cost would be anywhere from $40 to $60 US per ounce. Since I am not British, I never even knew about Black Tot until I joined this site almost five years ago. My own maximum price I would pay at a bar would be $200 for a generous pour. After reading the reviews on here, I would not spend a penny. Let someone else pay for and enjoy history.
Here is some more reading material for you prior to shelling out big bucks for one pour of the original Black Tot. Advance research always pays off and fellow cruise ship passengers were always amazed at how much I knew about each port.
This first one is a fine creation as seen from all of the most knowledgeable reviewers, but it is nowhere near like the original. I could never find a bottle for myself.
This next one is less than $30 and is only availble in Florida or to be ordered from the Florida Rum Society. It has only Guyanese and Jamaican components with the Bajan and Trinny portions wisely left out.
This next one is probably closer to what was really served to those Navy sailors. I seriously doubt that they served the finest mixture of rums from the British colonies to their sailors every day. This one is also cheap.
This next one is probably one of the better versions of Black Tot and is also very affordable.
As for the Black Tot 5-Year, don't waste your money on it.
I forgot all about this one. Only three reviews, but highly recommended reading for the other two reviews besides mine!!! Truly amazing revelations!
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