Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum

Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum

(0.75l, 46.2%)


7.2/10
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$68.99
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A revitalization of the spirit of the British Navy across hundreds of years, Black Tot is a delicious and powerful blend of the finest Caribbean Rums.

In the British navy, traditions die hard. Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum is named after the British practice of providing Rum to sailors. Think of it as an official daily dram. And this wasn’t just a random Rum. It was a crafted blend of Caribbean Rums from across the British Empire. A few stoneware flagons of this Rum survived in the Navy warehouses. Black Tot founder Sukhinder Singh tacked down a few of these flagons from collectors, sampled the contents, and had them scientifically analyzed. He modeled their flagship Black To Rum after the original navy dram that conquered the world.

Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum is built on the 300-year legacy of those old Navy flagons. It is a blend of Caribbean Rums from Barbados, Jamaica, and Guyana — all selected to build a complex character. The experiemented with 26 different combinations before arriving at the following: 40% Guyanan pot and column stilled aged three to five years, 20% Guyana pot and column still that’s un-aged, 35% pot and column stilled aged five years, and 5% Jamaican pot stilled aged three years. And it’s bottled at a very proper 46.2% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
Originally, each British sailor was issued a gallon of beer per day. But in 1655 that was changed to a half pint of Rum — the daily tot. Often a squeeze of lime of lemon was added to ward off scurvy. This tradition was carried through all the way until July 31st, 1970 — Black Tot Day when the last official ration was dispensed.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean
  • Country
    Barbados; Jamaica; Guyana
  • Alcohol
    46.2%
  • Distillery
    Various

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

Close
tropical fruits
woody
coffee
cocoa
sweet
molasses
dark chocolate
anise
dry
What does Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Smartass
Corner
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Ruddy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is big and round and punchy with molasses and banana over a touch of espresso, dark chocolate, and anise.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate has a nice mouth-feel and flavors of old wood, tropical fruits from banana to mango and pineapple, and secondary hits of more coffee and cocoa.

Finish
The finish is long, lightly sweet, and a tad drying.

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Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
Some fruit and spice. Like a whiskey with a rum aftertaste.
 
Travis
Travis,
Fruity with wood and spice notes, vanilla with a bit of alcohol burn in the nose
 
Ellen
Ellen,
Smooth taste, you get that blunt wood taste but oh my the smooth finish. Delicious rum and so yummy with passion fruit juice.
 
Justin
Justin,
Not a fan strange aftertaste
 
Amber
Amber,
Yum.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Big molasses, hint of anise. Semi sweet dry finish.
 
Peter
Peter,
Really enjoyed this rum. Good flavor on the initial taste. Dry flavor hit on the back end.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Sweet with cocoa and fruity goodness. A little oily and syrupy on the tongue. I am pleasantly surprised by the sip ability. A long finish of taffy almost. Very nice salt-water taffy sweet and salt vibe
 
Ira
Ira,
Black Tot is a very flavorful rum that stands up well in cocktails. My favorite is Dark and Stormy. I really enjoy it.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Yum!
 
Alex
Alex,
Full, and very enjoyable sweet flavor. Not a dessert rum, but definitely full of flavor.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
I do get tropical fruit. I now know that Caribbean rum is a more specific palate than I thought. Used to think rum was rum. Getting chocolate and coffee now that I’ve read the flavor spiral. Mostly in the nose though.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Burns. Bad aftertaste. Aroma shows potential, but disappointed in the flavors.
 
William
William,
Subtly strong notes of coffee and spice. Good, but not the greatest. Maybe something is lost in the blending. Needs a bit more character.
 
Troy
Troy,
I was not impressed with this rum - had a very distinct bite in the finish. I will say the nose was very nice however, had some light sweet smells.
 
Brian
Brian,
Bold and yummy.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
The tropical fruit flavor makes this rum really good.
 
Jude
Jude,
Dark, smoky and spicy. Not necessarily the best rum, but distinguishable. I’m sure it would have grown on me if i had more than a taster. By no means should my rating judge your decision. i am simply picky and chasing something that is just as good as my favorite rum.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Warm with a long satisfying finish. Sweet but not cloying or artificial vanilla and fruit notes on top, a balanced oaky middle and satisfying bit not overpowering burn.
 
Brian
Brian,
Sweet to smell followed by a very dry ending. A little more dry than I was hoping for.
 
Ron
Ron,
Love it. Keep being impressed by dry rums. Nose I get wood and cocoa. Mouth, wood, chocolate, coffee, not as much fruit, which I'm happy about. Finish is smooth, cocoa, chocolate and dry. Nice dark look and flavor. Love it.
 
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