July 31, 1970 was a sad day for members of the British Royal Navy as the Admiralty Board discontinued the centuries-old tradition of providing a daily “tot” of rum to enlistees. Affectionately known as “Black Tot Day in the UK and other Commonwealth countries, the ritual dates back to 1655 when shipboard life was incredibly difficult and the daily issue of Rum was the highlight of the day. Wednesday we are celebration the 49th anniversary of Black Tot Day. It is a day to enjoy your favorite “Tot of Rum”.
Today Pusser’s Rum is enjoyed worldwide and Black Tot Day is a celebration of those days gone by. My personal favorite for Black Tot Day is Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum, presented in the original Admiralty Strength. This is one of my personal Pusser’s favorites anytime, but especially appropriate for Black Tot Day.