Black Tot Royal Navy rum

Black Tot Royal Navy

United Kingdom | Aged | 54.0% 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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Cameron πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 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 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 16 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

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

Michael Huff πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 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.

Robban πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ | 12 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Just must haveπŸ‘

El Toro πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 31 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Really rich and deep molasses flavour, but with a slight dull note which is what drags the over all flavour down.
Nice story and presentation, but not on my immediate purchase list at the price it sells for.

Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ | 12 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

The Black Tot is a veritable explosion of flavour. A thick and heavy dark rum, with notes of licorice, it appeals to everything I like in rum. The flavour stays for longer than I had thought possible, and once we finished the tot, three of us sat around enjoying the lingering scent for well over an hour.

This is not a rum I would ever buy a bottle of; nor a rum I would buy a pour of on my own, but I do feel privileged to have had the chance of sharing a tot, and would prefer this over everything else if someone else pays.

kilderkin πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 22 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

I always thought that the rum given to the navy back in the day would have been fairly rough and when they went bleary eyed and said it was the best rum ever, there may have been a hint of romanticism there.
After tasting I have to admit this rum is like no other.
Heavy nose of molasses, treacle and winter fruits folowed by spice and coffee on the palate.
There is also a lot of oak all the way through to the finish, but this is a heavy rum and holds it well.
One for a special occasion as it comes with a fairly hefty price tag, but it is a remarkable piece of history you're buying along with an amazing rum.




Brand Details

Name: Royal Navy
Company: Black Tot
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 54.0%

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