This flagon was blended and bottled at the Royal Elizabeth Yard just outside Edinburgh and bottled April 1967 – 3 years pre-Black Tot Day. Valued at £2500 – £2900.
A fantastic piece of Naval history. Part of a long British Naval tradition dating back to 1655, whereby sailors were afforded a daily ration known as a tot of rum.
On 31 Jul 70, known as Black Tot Day, the tradition was consigned to the history books and the ration suspended. Thankfully, small amounts of this fabled spirit have survived the decades such as this one-gallon stone flagon, giving you the chance to own a small part of this tradition that has shaped the way many rums are made and enjoyed to this day.
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