Black Tot Day 24-Hour Rum Festival
24 Hour Festival

A Celebration of the World of Rum

Black Tot Day 24-Hour Rum Festival

Join us on Friday 31st July 2020 for a 24-hour-long live rum festival to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day. The celebration will be full of enthralling rum discussion on a variety of topics and will feature some fantastic panellists from all around the world.

Worldwide

24 Hour Festival

On Friday 31st July, you are invited to join us on Black Tot Rum Facebook Live for the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day - where we will be hosting the world’s first ever live 24-hour Rum Festival!

The Navy Rum itself was a blend of many different countries and rum traditions from all around the world, and so for the 50th Anniversary it seemed fitting that we celebrate many of the key rum regions that were influential in this historic blend.

Joining us for the 24 hours will be some of the greatest rum makers and blenders from around the world today, as well as many of the key figures who are helping to develop and progress the rum category in their local bars and community. There’ll be a huge amount of rum education, and discussion of great rums to taste along with at home, as we look at the past, present, and future of the rum world. We’ll be sharing a more detailed breakdown about each of the sessions and our guest panelists in the coming days and weeks, to help you decide which session(s) to tune into (although we do, of course, challenge you to stay for the whole stream!).

Staying up for the whole 24 hours will be our hosts, Mitch Wilson (Global Ambassador, Black Tot Rum) & Dawn Davies (Head Buyer - and rum lover - at The Whisky Exchange).

We’ll be kicking off the 24 hour celebrations at 10am on Friday 31st July, then raising a tot around the world at ‘six bells in the forenoon’ (11am UK time) to commemorate the very moment that the last navy rum ration, the ‘Black Tot’, was served 50 years ago that day. So set your alarms, pour yourself a tot of rum, and tune into Black Tot Rum Facebook Live, as we bring you a once in a lifetime celebration of rum!

 

Schedule

FRIDAY 31ST JULY, 2020

 

10:00am - 10:15am

WELCOME TO BLACK TOT 24HOURS PART 1 of 4 - CELEBRATING THE WORLD OF RUM

with your hosts, Dawn Davies (The Whisky Exchange) & Mitch Wilson (Black Tot Rum)

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10:15am - 11:45am

UP SPIRITS! CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BLACK TOT DAY

with Sukhinder Singh (The Whisky Exchange), Oliver Chilton (Elixir Distillers), & John Hume (former Royal Navy)

- we will be raising a toast in the session commemorating the last tot 50 years ago, at 11:00am -

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12:00pm - 1:15pm

THE PILLARS OF NAVY RUM

with Global Rum Ambassadors - Miguel Smith (Mount Gay), Christelle Harris (Hampden Estate), Daniyel Jones (Angostura), & Benjamin Boothe (Tamosi)

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1:30pm – 2:45pm

TROPICAL VS CONTINENTAL AGEING

with Luca Gargano (Velier) & Carsten Vlierboom (E&A Scheer)

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3:00pm – 4:15pm

BARBADOS - THE ROOTS OF RUM

with Trudiann Branker (Mount Gay)

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4:30pm - 5:45pm

(IN)DEPENDENT BOTTLERS – THE EVOLUTION OF DOCK RUMS

with Daniele Biondi (La Maison & Velier), Joshua Singh (SBS), Peter Holland (That Boutique-y Rum Company), & Florent Beuchet (Compagnie des Indes)

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6:00pm – 7:15pm

BARRELS AT SEA – THE DYNAMIC AGEING EXPERIMENT

with Don Benn (West indies Rum Distillery) & Alexandre Gabriel (Plantation Rum)

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7:30pm - 8:45pm

GUYANA – THE HEART OF THE TOT

with Shaun Caleb (Demerara Distillers Limited)

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9pm – 10.15pm

THE RUM ARCHIVES

with Dave Broom (Author, Rum: The Manual), Matt Pietrek (CocktailWonk), & Frank Ward (former Mount Gay & WIRSPA)

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10:30pm - 11:45am

JAMAICA AND THE DUNDERCATS

with Zan Kong (Worthy Park), Christelle Harris (Hampden) & George Frost (Duppy’s Share)

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Midnight - 1:15am (Saturday 1st August)

RUM – CHALLENGING THE NEW FRONTIERS

with Joy Spence (Appleton), Margaret Monplaisir (St Lucia Distillers), Maggie Campbell (Privateer), Sly Augustin (Trailer Happiness)

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1:30am – 2:45am

FROM SHIP TO SHORE: RUM AND COCKTAIL CULTURE

with Jessica Yến Manzey, Paul McFadyen (Plantation Rum) & Gergő Muráth (Worthy Park)

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3:00am - 4:15am

THE AMERICAN RUM RENAISSANCE

with Maggie Campbell (Privateer)

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4:30am – 5:45am

EAST COAST VS WEST COAST – RUM BAR THROWDOWN

with Jen Akin (Rumba, Seattle), Chockie Tom (Doom Tiki, NYC), Austin Hartman (Paradise Lounge, NYC) & Gergő Muráth (Trailer Happiness, London)

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6:00am- 7:15am

THE RUM REBELLION – THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN RUM

with Steve Magarry (Beenleigh)

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7:30am - 8:45am

RECREATING THE NAVY BLEND

with Oliver Chilton (Elixir Distillers)

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9:00am – 10:00am

THE LAST TOAST – A TRIBUTE TO RUM CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD

with Jim Wrigley & Rum Clubs Around The World  

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10:00am

THE TALL SHIPS TOAST

FIN

*All session times are UK Time

Broadcast on https://www.facebook.com/blacktotrum/ Facebook Live

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