Black Tot

Black Tot bottle

70cl, 54.3% ABV

This last consignment of the original rum has been bottled from the original imperial gallon stone flagons into which it was filled and sealed under HM Customs & Excise supervision in December 1970.

Since 1970 the rum has sat silently in bonded warehouses and this last consignment consists of the rum from the stone flagons which were stored in three different locations.

 

Black Tot bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Initial treacle notes precede dark chocolate with super-ripe black fruits, muscovado sugar and walnuts. A drop of water releases notes of black banana, liquorice root, tamarind paste with an exotic edge of balsamic.

Palate

Starts off thick and sweet, becoming light and oaky before a burst of cassis/crème de mûre then espresso and cacao.

Finish

Very long with light scented wood, black fruits and cigar tobacco.

Comment

Remarkably, after 40 years, Black Tot is 54.3% (94.2° proof), almost exactly original issuing strength.