Black Tot Last Consignment Royal Navy Rum is a unique rum that represents the culmination of 315 years of Royal Naval rum tradition.
Black Tot Last Consignment is a piece of liquid history. It was bottled from antique stone flagons containing the last stocks of Royal Navy Rum which laid untouched for over four decades. The naval blend of rums such as this one had continually evolved for over 100 years, with much of it coming from distilleries long since lost.
After 239 years of tradition, the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy on the 31st July 1970 – a day forever known as Black Tot Day. On this day the Royal Naval tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the Royal navy – a day to be forever remembered as Black Tot Day. A very sad day for some indeed!
For many years after this, sealed away in those antique stone flagons, the rum we now call Black Tot Last Consignment was drawn upon only for use in state occasions and royal weddings. Remarkably, after all these years, Black Tot Last Consignment Royal Navy Rum is still 54.3% (95° proof), almost exactly the original Navy issuing strength. This is a historical blend that can never be recreated.