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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...

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Canada's 'Black Tot Day' - 30th March, 1972

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Canada's 'Black Tot Day' - 30th March, 1972

Did the Royal Canadian Navy receive a tot of rum like their British counterparts? Read on to find out...

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Where Do I Start My Rum Education?

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Where Do I Start My Rum Education?

So you’ve decided to be a rum drinker. Maybe you’ve heard it’s the next big thing, or a friend introduced you to something new and delicious, or maybe you were even in a bar...

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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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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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