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Black Tot Rum Tasting

Black Tot Rum Tasting

Wednesday 3 July | 6:30-8:30PM

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Black Tot Day in 1970 marked the end of a navy tradition that had lasted for 239 years - the daily ‘tot’ of rum issued to crews in the British Royal Navy was voted to be given out no more. It also signified the end of a historic rum blend that had been continuously evolving since the early 1800s - a rum that can not be recreated with today’s production methods or distilleries.

Join us for a very special masterclass with Mitch Wilson (Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador), as he presents a deep dive into the murky waters of this historic spirit. In this tasting, Mitch will explore some of the common myths and misconceptions associated with Navy Rum, and we will discover the real story behind the world’s first multi-country rum blend.

You will have a chance to taste Black Tot Finest Caribbean as well as each of its individual component rums from Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica that were chosen for the blend. In addition, each attendee will be given a taste of Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve - bottled at 54.5% ABV (full Navy Strength), this is a limited edition release aimed at recreating the blending style of the authentic Navy Rum blend.

Rums in the tasting

  • Barbados 5 year old (Foursquare Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
  • Guyana un-aged (Diamond Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
  • Guyana 3-5 year (Diamond Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
  • Jamaica 3 year old (Worthy Park Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
  • Black Tot Finest Caribbean - 46.2% ABV
  • Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve - 54.5% ABV

Your host for the session

Mitch began his fascination with rum while working at London’s world-renown rum bar, Trailer Happiness. Over the past 10 years, Mitch’s passion for rum has led to him bartending in some of the world’s best bars, while traveling to distilleries around the world to bring back exceptional booze and stories to share. In 2020, Mitch Wilson was asked to be the Global Ambassador for Black Tot Rum - which would turn out to be an interesting couple of years for brand ambassadors used to living on the road!  Not to be deterred, over lockdown Mitch went on to host over 200 online rum sessions, including the Spirits Business Best Online Events for both 2020 (Black Tot Day 24 Hours) & 2021 (The Rum Show Online). Now in 2024, he’s excited to back on the road, sharing his love for rum with people all around the world.

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