Black Tot Last Consignment
70cl / 54.3%
Royal Naval Rum
- Elixir Distillers
- Dark Chocolate
Black Tot Last Consignment Reviews
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom
Colour: Bright, yet deep mahogany cut with flashes of ruby.
Nose: Initial treacle notes precede dark chocolate with super-ripe black fruits, muscovado sugar and walnuts. A drop of water releases notes of black banana, liquorice root, tamarind paste with an exotic edge of balsamic.
Palate: Starts off thick and sweet, becoming light and oaky before a burst of cassis/crème de mûre then espresso and cacao.
Finish: Very long with light scented wood, black fruits and cigar tobacco.
Strength: Remarkably, after 40 years, Black Tot is 54.3% (94.2° proof), almost exactly original issuing strength.
7 Customer Reviews
Stupendously ravishing – one after another after another after another right until the swashbuckling ends. Full of those thick piney resinous flavours you’d come to expect from an old oak-aged navy rum. This is the stuff pirates used to trade with the Royal Navy for rope and tackle and biscuits and gunpowder and cannon. Privateers they used to call 'emselves but were pirates in sheeps clothing but the grog has not changed from those days and is still every bit the same as it was back in the day. Every shot, every drip is to honour our boys and girls in the finest military institution in the world, cheers for not drinking it all lads! The flavours are full of anise, thick and sticky piney resin from those oak barrels and flagons and thick and dark treacle. Liquorice reared its head and the molasses arrives next, then lemon peel which reins in those dark burnt sugar flavours and then all things nice with spice of cinnamon and anise; maybe a little nutmeg, salty brine and ozone like sea smell you get at a dockside or a sea peer. On the end the spice starts to take a back seat and the warm drizzle chocolate flavour begins. Gentle oak wood smoke whisps begin and arabica coffee beans come in and oily sweet balsamic vinegar. This rum needs to breathe before drinking and don’t use any water because that is the way our boys in the navy drank it, how ever your second and third sip will have the most flavours and also try it with a teaspoon of mineral water preferably Scottish mineral water as this will displace those oils and will float them to the top. As mentioned it needs time because it’s that packed with flavours but letting it breath for 10 minutes before drinking will only enhance this experience. A wonderful experience and well worth the price. 10/10 easily.
Amazing, unique and delightfully robust.
It is magnificent....no other word fits the bill...
This is my second bottle of black tot - the best.
History in a glass
A beautiful rum worth every penny. Bought two so that we could keep one and try the other. Must be had on ice.