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Black Tot 1975 40 Year Old

Lot: 004753
Black Tot 1975 40 Year Old
Black Tot 1975 40 Year Old
Winning Bid: £1,105.00

Black Tot 1975 40 Year Old

40 Years Old
Black Tot
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Black Tot 1975 40 Year Old

On July 31st 1970 a 300 year old Royal Naval tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of 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 lost likely imported from the West Indies in oak casks by E.D. & F, Nab & Co, official rum merchants to the Navy since 1784. It was transferred into large oak marrying vats in the historic victualling warehouses of Deptford in east London, Gosport or Devonport from where it was dispatched to British Royal Naval ships.

Distilled in Guyana in 1975, this Black Tot edition has been aged for 40 years and was bottled by Elixir Distillers of London. This is the follow-up to the companies "Last Consignment."

Originally known as Speciality Drinks, Elixir Distillers was established in 1999 as the independent bottling arm of The Whisky Exchange, which launched its online retail site the same year. Their first bottlings were under the Single Malts of Scotland label in 2005, followed by the Elements of Islay range and Port Askaig single malt brand in 2006 and 2009, respectively. The company was renamed Elixir Distillers as of 2017.

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