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The Black Tot Journal: A Beginner Learns About Colour in Rum

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The Black Tot Journal: A Beginner Learns About Colour in 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....

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Rum is coming for whisky's throne

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Rum is coming for whisky's throne

For many years now, the world of rum has been slowly bubbling away in the background – the passion project of a particularly niche set of Hawaiian-shirt wearing aficionados who...

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Black Tot Rum Club Seminar - Steve Magarry

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Black Tot Rum Club Seminar - Steve Magarry

If you missed our Black Tot Rum Club Seminar on 19th July, 2021, 'Beenleigh - Back In the Blend' with Steve Magarry, Distillery Manager and Group Distiller for Beenleigh Rum...

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Black Tot Journal: Countries of Origin - Guyana

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Black Tot Journal: Countries of Origin - Guyana

Hello all! I’m Edel, Brand Marketing Executive with Elixir Distillers and Black Tot, whisky fan and novice to the rum world. The purpose of these Black Tot Journal articles is...

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The Burden of Proof

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The Burden of Proof

Proof in the UK is considered to be 57.15% ABV (Alcohol by Volume). Anything above this ABV is considered ‘overproof’, anything below this proof is considered ‘underproof’. It...

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Black Tot Days Around the World

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Black Tot Days Around the World

You may know of the British Navy's infamous 'Black Tot Day' on 31st July, 1970 - the day of their very last rum ration. But did other countries' naval forces have rum rations...

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50 Years of Black Tot Day: Recreating the Navy Blend

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50 Years of Black Tot Day: Recreating the Navy Blend

In 2020, we commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day, on which the Royal Navy officially brought to an end the 239-year-old tradition of the daily rum ration. The day...

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SUGARCANE SPIRITS - THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF RUM

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SUGARCANE SPIRITS - THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF RUM

As well as numerous variations of rum seen around the world, there are seemingly countless sugarcane spirits that often get confused in the rum category. Find out more about...

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SUGAR & SPICE - ARE ALL THINGS NICE?

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SUGAR & SPICE - ARE ALL THINGS NICE?

Do you prefer your rum sweet or dry? Spiced or natural? Understand some of the rum making traditions around the world, and then choose your style accordingly.

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