Black Tot Master Blender's Reserve 2024

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This year our Master Blender, Oliver Chilton, has included a higher percentage of Barbadian rums to accentuate the rich tropical fruits in the blend. As always, he has looked to put his own spin on the blend, this year including a 1997 rum from Trinidad’s lost distillery Caroni.

Re-imagining the lost art of naval perpetual blending; he began with rum drawn from Master Blender’s Reserve from last year. Casks were then selected from Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica. These four unique country blends were then married together with our perpetual reserve, layered and perfectly balanced, to bring you Master Blender’s Reserve 2024. As always, flagons of original Royal Navy Rum are added to the blend to keep the liquid history alive.

Tasting Notes

From The Producer


  • Nose

    Grilled buttered pineapple with lime, chilli and coconut. White chocolate builds with mint and strawberry ice cream.

  • Palate

    Buttery and thick with manuka honey, toasted vanilla sticks and dried mango. Sweet spices balance against sweet citrus. Hints of dark sugar and baked banana build with sweet melon and guava.

  • Finish

    Light notes of liquorice balances tropical sweetness. Dried mango with a touch of bitter chocolate and kaffir lime leaves.

BLEND BREAKDOWN


Black Tot Master Blender's Reserve is inspired by the philosophy of Royal Navy rum blending. As with all our releases, we provide full transparency on what we put in the bottle.
Overview
BARBADOS - 60%
TRINIDAD - 25%
JAMAICA - 5%
GUYANA - 5%
PERPETUAL BLEND - 5%
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Countries

The 2024 release, like its predecessors, displays a wonderful range of origins - from Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and Guyana. We also add our 'perpetual blend' element of last year's 2023 release and some original British Royal Navy rum.

  • BARBADOS

    BARBADOS


    The birthplace of molasses rum in the Caribbean. Barbados is famous for elegant and balanced blends of pot & column still rum, with notes of tropical fruits, vanilla, and coconut.

  • TRINIDAD

    TRINIDAD


    Trinidad’s most famous rums have all developed out of distilleries founded in the 1900s, most notably Caroni and Trinidad Distillers. The former made a heavier style column still rum (no longer in operation). It was a core component of the original Navy Rum blend - while the latter is a lighter, cleaner style, and is responsible for continuing the heritage of Trinidad rum today.

  • JAMAICA

    JAMAICA


    Classically a heavier style pot-still rum, Jamaican distilleries like Hampden utilise longer fermentation times, as well as wild yeast strains, and the addition of dunder and muck pits in their molasses ferment to create distinctively big, funky flavours.

  • GUYANA

    GUYANA


    Guyana historically has been one of the world’s leading producers of molasses and rum, and it was undoubtedly the heart of the Navy Rum blend. Despite the consolidation of its many distilleries, Guyana’s historic stills have survived and continue to make a variety of rich and flavourful rum marques at Demerara Distillers.

  • PERPETUAL BLEND

    PERPETUAL BLEND


    Each year, we keep aside a proportion of our previous year’s limited edition Master Blender’s Reserve blend to use as a base for our next year’s Master Blender’s Reserve. As such, the 2023 release has a proportion of a ‘perpetual reserve’ comprising our 2022 release and some original British Royal Navy rum.

Technical Specifications

  • Raw Material

    Raw Material

    Molasses

  • Distillery

    Distillery

    Multiple

  • Distillation

    Distillation

    Barbados Pot, Column, Pot/Column, Trinidad Column, Jamaica Pot, Column, Pot/Column and Guyana Column, Pot/Column

  • Cask Type

    Cask Type

    American & European Oak

  • Maturation

    Maturation

    Tropical & Continental

  • Chill Filtered

    Chill Filtered

    No

  • Blend Composition

    Blend Composition

    A blend of rums from Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and a Perpetual Reserve blend

  • NO SUGAR ADDED

    NO SUGAR ADDED

    0g/L added

  • Bottled

    Bottled

    Scotland

RECYCLING INFORMATION

  • Bottle
    Coloured Glass
    Please recycle
  • Capsule
    Tin Capsule
    Please recycle
  • Cork
    Micro-agglomerated
    Not recyclable
  • Gift Carton
    Paper board
    Please recycle
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