Black Tot Royal Navy rum

Black Tot Royal Navy

United Kingdom | Aged | 13.0% ABV

Black Tot Royal Navy Rum is a blended, aged rum in that had been stored for 40 years in stone flagons by the British Royal Navy. The rum is part of the last rum ration served to British Royal Navy sailors on July 31, 1970 when the 300-year old tradition of a daily rum ration, or "tot", ended.

Until recently when 1000 bottles were made available for public sale, Black Tot Royal Navy rum was reserved only at British Royal weddings and State functions.

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Ngordon87 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 48 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

This one is smooth and has quite a bit of character. I had this one neat over dinner at a restaurant and loved it. Never heard of it, and only tried it off of the bartenders recommendation. After sitting for a while, the taste was still the same. I love when I can find a rum I can slowly sip without the flavor profile changing too drastically. The color of this rum is pretty dark, not too sweet and not too potent.

Hesel ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 66 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Very impressive blend of different styles. Very well balanced.

Sebabou ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 1 rating
Posted almost 3 years ago

I bougth this bottles from a bar that was shutting down. Honestly they didnt know what they had. Great elixir. Nose full of chocolate, mix spices and dark old fruit. The palate its just an explosion. You can taste the oak and the flavors of the nose. And even tough is strong in alcohol, it goes down quiet easy. Without to much bite.

Its just a must have Navy Rum expresion.

Engwild ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 153 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

The story and history behind it is more of interest than the rum it self. Most places that have it have a shot for $100-200, but it's not an orgasm in a glass. It was made for a bunch of sailors in the 70s.

Damon Shurville ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 14 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

I love the history behind this rum and really wanted to like it however itโ€™s a bit potent for me and my rum tasting palate.

I got a sample through masters of malt before shelling out ยฃ600 on a bottle. The nose was amazing, rich and full, coffee, tobacco, chocolate.....

I had it over ice and it was exactly as the nose suggested and more. For me the tobacco and coffee was over powering and I could imagine drinking it whilst playing poker and smoking a cigar, however for home drinking with a friend it was a bit much.

Evan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 1 rating
Posted 4 years ago

I donโ€™t know about the leather and chocolate some have mentioned. For me, the flavor was very similar to the burnt sugar that covers a creme brรปlรฉe. And the reviewer that mentioned spending a lot of time with his nose in the glass - true! The smell is incredible. For me, there is no better rum. It was perfect.

Peter ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Ordered a shot without realizing it was gonna cost me $150! Interesting rum, very heavy on the treacle & coffee.

Cameron ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 19 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

I haven't cracked my bottle yet but the history behind it means a lot. It will need to be a very special occasion to crack this one, and when I do I will update if required. Great box and interesting booklet that comes with the package. Very expensive but a must for any rum collector!

Rum Diver ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 16 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Such a delight......a great rum....a taste if the end of an age. I am honored to drink it

Michael Huff ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 100 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I can't give it a 10 just for historical import, but it's a deeply complex specimen. Like spices and black tar and deep pungent fruit that's been rotting in the sun yet is still sweet. A little leather and tobacco. But it leaves you with a taste of caramel corn in the tail.




Brand Details

Name: Royal Navy
Company: Black Tot
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 13.0%

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