Black Tot "Last Consignment" British Royal Navy Rum
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The British Royal Navy's 300-year tradition of issuing daily rum rations to sailors ended on July 31, 1970, known as Black Tot Day. The remaining stock of rum was to be used only for Royal Weddings and other special state occasions. Forty years later, Specialty Drinks Ltd acquired the entire stock and bottled it as Black Tot "Lost Consignment." It's a blend of various aged rums distilled and imported from the Caribbean.
Navy RumAged rum that are often blends of rums from English-colonized countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad, British Guyana, and Barbados. Technically, navy-strength rums are 54.5% ABV or higher, though not all overproof rums are Navy Rums. Taste-wise, Navy Rums are usually rich and funky, and best used in Tiki drinks or punches.
"The aroma hits you with black molasses, soy, and ground coffee along with a little copper/metallic note lingering in the background. It is sweet, but not too sweet with a fair amount of spice, particularly vanilla. Tobacco and fruitcake make periodic appearances. The finish is bitter with an espresso-like finish. Despite the proof, it's fairly easy to drink with so many things going on. But do sip and savor, especially given the rarity and cost of the dram."
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