The Last Consignment is the last rum to be distributed to sailors of the British Royal Navy when, on July 31, 1970, the edict that for centuries gave the right on board to drink rum on a daily basis ceased. Black Tot Day. Since the end of the seventeenth century, sailors had the right and the duty to consume a ration of rum: this was initially a pint a day, and the aim was to be more fearless, against pirates who were certainly no less !
In 1744, Admiral Vernon, known as Old Grog, noticed a certain tendency towards alcoholism on board and decided to change the ration to rum mixed with water, and thus the 'grog’, The first punch in history. The style of rum destined for the Royal Navy is defined as Black Navy, and it has always been a blend from the different British colonies, generally Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad.
Full-bodied, young rum, usually with caramel additions as per tradition to make it very dark, almost black, while the daily ration was defined Until and over the centuries it has changed in measure.
After almost three centuries, on July 31, 1970, the edict was abolished. That rum stock was put aside and then stored in the following decades, it passed through various hands until an English collector, Sukhinder Singh, took over it and made this limited edition presented on July 31st 2010 at 40. years since Black Tot Day.
Black Tot The Last Consignment is a Black Navy distilled in the late 1960s, the wonderful symbol of an era that no longer exists.