Follow the story of Black Tot - from its historical roots to today and beyond.
Black Tot Day 50th Anniversary
Learn about our plans to celebrate this historic landmark.
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Tales of the Tot
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS
James Lind discovered the effects of citrus fruit on warding off scurvy in 1747, but it wasn’t until almost 50 years later in 1795 that the Navy issued a daily ration of lemon juice to prevent this disease. However, due to prevailing myths surrounding alternative cures, it wouldn’t be until 1928 - and the discovery of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) - that scurvy was fully banished from the fleet.
Long Live the Tot!
Black Tot Day in 1970 ended a relationship between the British Armed Forces and their favourite drink and the sailors of the of the time mourned the loss of their rum. But this loss led to society’s gain...
THE DAY THE RUM DIED
1970 marked the end of the navy rum ration on ‘Black Tot Day'. But eventually, the fate of the last of the liquid crossed our path.
Where To Buy
Wherever you are in the world, look for Black Tot in your nearest retailer or bar.
Cocktail of the Month
Try our special Black Tot Day 50th Anniversary cocktail, The Golden Tot, created by Black Tot Global Brand Ambassador, Mitch Wilson.
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