Black Tot Rum continues its mission to unveil the distinctive and compelling stories of navy rum with
a month-long programme of festivities aimed at spirits lovers and professionals.
Until 31st July, the historical Black Tot Day, the brand will tour bars in key European countries with a series of dedicated tastings, masterclasses and takeovers. It will also present the 2022 edition of its highly sought-after rum: Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve.
“This year, we’ve lined up a whole host of events across Europe to celebrate bringing great people and great rum back together again. We’re delighted to welcome many of the friends we’ve made at our virtual events over the past two years and share a glass of Black Tot in real life. I’m especially excited for us to announce our new Master Blender’s Reserve 2022 on 31st July, which I believe is our most intricate and delicious blend yet.” says Mitch Wilson, Black Tot Ambassador.
At the heart of the campaign is the launch of the 2022 Master Blender’s Reserve. This super-premium, limited edition takes inspiration from historical rums in the brand’s collection and the unique flavour profiles they exhibited over half a century ago.
This year’s edition is composed of blends from the finest Caribbean distilleries in Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad, each a complex marriage of rums from as young as two years and as old as 30. The rums are added to a reserve of Master Blender’s Reserve 2021 which has been ageing in Sherry casks since last year’s Black Tot Day. The 2022 release also includes a small amount of the original Royal Navy flagons – the rum blended and held in wooden vats by the Royal Navy until July 31st, 1970. Rum fans will be able to get a first taste of this incredible liquid at this year’s Rum Show (22-23 July 2022).
“Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve is our opportunity to explore the art of rum blending pioneered by the British Royal Navy. In the 2022 edition we looked to accentuate flavours of baked banana, chocolate and mocha milkshakes, balanced against classic navy rum notes of tobacco, leather and liquorice. This has resulted in a layered and perfectly balanced rum full of cocoa and spice which should create a lot of enthusiasm amongst Black Tot fans.” says Oliver Chilton, Master Blender, Black Tot. As per other releases in the range, the full detail of the blend is available and can be accessed via a QR code displayed on the back of the bottle.
In the UK, the pinnacle of the Black Tot Month campaign is a three-month long outdoor activation created in partnership with Booking Office 1869 at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Open three days a week until the end of September, the Black Tot X Roof Garden by Booking Office 1869 will offer visitors an immersive experience into the brand. The eye-catching space includes relaxing seating areas, a delicious menu of Black Tot cocktails conceived by Booking Office 1869’s Bar Manager Jack Porter and will be a comfortable spot to enjoy a drink or two this summer.
Black Tot Master Blender’s Reserve 2022 will be available from 31st July at The Whisky Exchange and other specialist retailers – RRP £135