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Black Tot 50th Anniversary Virtual Tasting with Mitch Wilson

Black Tot 50th Anniversary Virtual Tasting with Mitch Wilson

Event Time Wed 14th Apr 2021 at 6:00pm-Wed 14th Apr 2021 at 8:00pm
Event Location Milk Bar Reading, Reading
Event Price £25.00 + Booking fee (see below)
Last Entry Time
Last entry time: 29th March
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+
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Black Tot 50th Anniversary Virtual Tasting with Mitch Wilson

We are very excited to announce our next virtual tasting of the year! 

All you need to do is buy a ticket, and wait for your rums. Please ensure that you put a correct email address and full postage address to avoid any mishaps. 

Details below:

Black Tot Rum Masterclass with Mitch Wilson

Black Tot Day in 1970 marked the end of a navy tradition that had lasted for 239 years - the daily ‘tot’ of rum issued to crews in the Royal Navy was voted to be given out no more. It also signified the end of a historic rum blend that had been continuously evolving since the early 1800s - a rum that can not be recreated with today’s production methods or distilleries.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day this year, join us for a very special masterclass with Mitch Wilson (Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador), as he presents a deep dive into the murky waters of this historic spirit. In this session, Mitch will explore some of the common myths and misconceptions associated with navy rum, and we will discover the real story behind the world’s first multi-country rum blend. Guests will have a chance to taste 5 rums, including Black Tot Finest Caribbean and the individual component rums from Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica that we chose for our blend. In addition, each attendee will be given a taste of the newly released Black Tot 50th Anniversary blend - bottled at 54.5% ABV (full Navy Strength), this is a limited edition release marking the first stage of recreating the authentic Navy Blend.

Rums in the tasting -

Barbados 5 year old (Foursquare Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
Guyana un-aged (Diamond Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
Guyana 3-5 year (Diamond Distilery) - 46.2% ABV
Jamaica 3 year old (Long Pond Distillery) - 46.2% ABV
Black Tot Finest Caribbean - 46.2% ABV
Black Tot 50th Anniversary - 54.5% ABV

Mitch Wilson began his fascination with rum while working at London’s world renown rum bar, Trailer Happiness. Over the past 10 years, Mitch’s passion for rum has led to him regularly traveling to distilleries, furthering his own knowledge, while bringing back both exceptional booze and stories to share in masterclasses and seminars all over the world. As global ambassador for Black Tot Rum, Mitch makes a point of demystifying and bringing transparency to the rum category. If you’re not already a rum lover, there’s a good chance you will be after one of these sessions


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