- Order number: 12963
For more than 300 years rum was served to the crews of the Royal-Bitish Marine.
Unofficial since 1655, officially since 1731.
On July 31, 1970 ended this ancient tradition in the Royal British Navy - with 6 glasses to the morning watch (11.00 clock), the last ration of rum was issued on board the ships.
This day went down in the history of British shipping as Black Tot Day.
With the last allotment to the crew, the supplies of the Navy were not exhausted, the last barrels lay for decades in the storage halls of the Royal Navy.
Until the year 2010 - finally the last barrels were tasted and it was decided to pay tribute to this memorable day of the Royal Navy in an exclusive bottling.
So the now 40-year-old rum was filled in exclusive bottles and along with a book that describes the history of this rum and the Navy, a copper-plated measuring cup, as it was then used for the allocation, and an extra cork, the bottle is corked like a wine bottle, put in a beautifully designed walnut wooden box.
These are the last stocks of the British Navy, which were bottled after nearly 40 years as a "Last Consignment".
A piece of maritime history that began in 1635.
Rumfest Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2010: Best European Rum
Taste: Rich and sweet, then a little lighter and a little oak, cassis, espresso and cocoa.
Finish: very long, again some oak, dark fruits and cigar tobacco
The alcohol content of 54.3%vol. is very remarkable for the age of 40 years, it is almost the original alcohol level 40 years ago
|Bottler:||Speciality Drinks Ltd.|
|Age:||40 year old|
|Product brand:||Black Tot|
|Responsible food business operator:||Kirsch Spirituosen e.K. - Inh. Christoph Kirsch, Mackenstedter Str. 7 28816 Stuhr, Deutschland|
|Manufacturer:||Speciality Drinks Ltd., Elixir House, Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, London NW10 7SF, Großbritannien|
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