Saturday, July 31, 2010
Black Tot Rum - $1000/bottle
So today is the 40th anniversary of the British Navy stopping sailor's daily RUM rations. It is known as ""Black Tot Day". Apparently, Speciality Drinks Ltd. bought the remaining RUM supply from Navy surplus and has launched it for sale under the name "Black Tot".
Only 6,000 bottles are available which explains the ridiculously high price tag. You do get a black walnut box, sleek black bottle of RUM, a nifty history book and a "half gill copper cup".
It's a high proof RUM (108 proof) and could be tasty but I cannot comprehend such a high price. I'll stick with a good Mt. Gay Extra Old, Pyrat or Angostura 1919; all about $30-40 dollars.