Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Navy 54,3%
Last Consignment 54,3%
A Brief history of the Rum Tot
On July 31st 1970 a 300 year-old Royal Naval traditon ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon wacth when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships og the British Royal Navy
- A day to be forever remembered as Black Tot day
Original Royal Navy records confirm that the rum used for the rum ration was most likely imported from the West Indies in oak casks by E.D. & F. Man & Co. Official rum merchants to the Navy since 1784. It was transferred into large oak marrying vats in the hostoric victualling warehouses of Deptford in east London, Gosport or Devonport from where it was despatched to British Royal Navy ships.
With the withdrawal of the rum ration, the British Royal Navy had little use for the remaining rom stocks which were filled into wicker clad stone flagons and transferred to HM Bonded warehouses where it lay undisturbed to British Royal Navy ships.
This bottle of Black Tot contains the Last Consignment of the original Royal Navy rum and was bottled frim the original imperial gallon stone flagons into which it had been filled and sealed under HM customs and excise supervision in december 1970.
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