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    Black Tot Rum

    From examiner.com:

    "The last remaining stone flagons of the original rum once served
    to the British navy have been gathered, re-blended and bottled
    as Black Tot "Last Consignment" British Royal Naval Rum."

    Sure is an impressive looking package but at $1000., I'll probably
    have to pass.


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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    I know at least one of our members has a bottle. Com'on, bring out the tasting notes! That's probably as close as I'll ever have a chance to be to Black Tot.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    For disclosure, I should say that I do work for the company that has bottled Black Tot.

    Tasting notes by Dave Broom, as well as my own less than objective scribblings are available on The Whisky Exchange blog:

    http://blog.thewhiskyexchange.com/20...tasting-notes/

    There is also an official site with more info here: http://www.blacktot.com/

    Apologies for tooting our own trumpet, but thought these might be of interest.

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    After reading the tasting notes on the blog that was posted above all I can say for a thousand bucks I'm glad I won't have the opportunity to buy any.
    I already have a bad bourbon habit, no need to add to my sins.
    Damn it sounds sooo good.
    ovh

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    Is this the same rum as the British Royal Navy Imperial rum, but broken into 750 ml bottles?

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    Vange, it's not the same as Pusser's (which was made to a similar formula after the abolition of the tot). It is genuine British Royal Navy rum from stocks left over after Black Tot Day. It's been bottled in 700ml for Europe, but I believe there will be a 750ml US release as well.

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    Hadn't seen those on sale before, Vange - thanks! I think those are the same as the flagons we used. The difference is that our flagons came from three locations (three different soleras decommissioned in 1970) and Black Tot was a blend of rums from all three locations. The other thing is that the rums in those flagons showed a lot of variation, even from the same location (probably due to differences in porosity and varying headspace in each flagon). The first one we opened was stunning, others less so. I'd be careful about buying a flagon (although they do look pretty amazing and obviously you do get rather more rum for your buck). Apart from anything else, although it's a gallon flagon you are not getting a gallon of rum, unless they have opened them and topped them up.

    [edited for typos/crappy spelling]

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    I have owned one of these for years now. Saving it for a special day of which I dont know what that will be.

    I didnt pay 3K though......

    Thanks for the info,I assumed it was a blend of these flagons.

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    Re: Black Tot Rum

    I'm jealous - Just be careful when you come to take the cork out!

    I opened our first flagon in my boss's office a couple of years ago. It was a very delicate operation, which took about five minutes - the cork had the texture of wet cardboard and I constantly thought it was going to fall in. There was a hushed silence as I extracted it, then a relieved round of applause as I got the last piece out - followed by much glugging, swigging and sighing. A great moment.

 

 

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