BLACK TOT, 'FINEST CARIBBEAN RUM'
BARBADOS, GUYANA & JAMAICA, CARIBBEAN
The British Navy (unintentionally) became one of the pioneers of rum blending in the 18th century, with a story that begins in 1731: the first time a rum ration (the daily “tot”) was officially offered across the fleet. To fulfill these rations, the Navy purchased rum from British ports, primarily Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad, that were subsequently blended together. As such, true “Navy Rum” is a world blend of rums—there is no recipe. This practice continued for nearly 200 years, but in 1970, Parliament voted to end the daily rum rations; this infamous day has forever been dubbed “Black Tot Day.” Today’s Black Tot ‘Finest Caribbean Rum’ draws its inspiration from these coveted Navy blends, and has been making waves and scooping up awards and press within the rum category of late. We are lucky enough to taste many excellent rums, but this one immediately won us over with its layers of flavor and complexity (and a price point that sweetens the deal even further). Rum aficionados: this one's for you!
Today’s ‘Finest Caribbean Rum’ is a blend from Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica, all aged in ex-Bourbon cask. Specifically, the blend includes 40% 3-5 year Guyana rum, 35% 5-year Barbados rum, 20% unaged Guyana rum, and 5% 3-year Jamaican rum. The spirit ages exclusively in the tropics, which produces bolder flavors at younger ages. Bottled at 46.2% ABV, the rum is left in its purest state, unsweetened and non-chill filtered. This is a richly textured spirit, with flavors that seem to explode from the glass. Expect a profile of flavors that weave between pineapple, banana, leather, caramel, dark chocolate, cinnamon, earthy sugarcane, and black pepper. Black Tot’s ‘Finest Caribbean Rum’ is absolutely complex enough to sip on its own, though it would also make a spectacular cocktail. Secure your order today to take advantage of limited-time Concierge pricing!
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