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Behind the Blend - Interview with Oliver Chilton, Black Tot Head Blender

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Behind the Blend - Interview with Oliver Chilton, Black Tot Head Blender

Have you ever wondered how a rum blend comes together? In this interview, Mitch Wilson, Black Tot Global Ambassador, sits down with Oliver Chilton, Head Blender at Elixir Distillers, who has composed the blends for Black Tot Finest Caribbean, 50th Anniversary, and our latest release, Master Blender’s Reserve 2021. In addition to these rum blends, Oliver has many years of experience in blending and bottling whiskies such as Elements of Islay, Port Askaig, and Single Malts of Scotland under the Elixir Distillers flag. In this interview, we look at Oliver’s approach to blending, how Master Blender’s Reserve was created, and how he adapted his whisky skillset to the tropical world of rum…

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The Black Tot Journal: A Beginner Learns About Spiced & Flavoured Rum

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The Black Tot Journal: A Beginner Learns About Spiced & Flavoured Rum

Want to start learning about rum but have no idea where to begin? Fear not! Our resident rum novice has just began her journey into rum and is happy to share her learnings. Her latest focus: spiced and flavoured rums. Read on to learn more...

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COCKTAIL CORNER: HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SYRUP

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COCKTAIL CORNER: HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SYRUP

From time to time, we get sent questions here at Black Tot about how to make some of your favourite rum cocktails. And while we heartily recommend asking your local bartender for the answers, we thought we’d start putting the answers to some of the more common cocktail FAQs here on the site as a reference for anyone running a home bar operation or that might be curious about making drinks at home. Got a cocktail question? Send it over to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer for you. Click through to see Mitch's response on how to make sugar syrup.

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