|Pussers - Blue Label 70cl Bottle|
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Black Tot Day, July 31st, 1970, was the final day when the Royal Navy issued its service men and women with their daily rum ration
From around 1655, half a pint of rum was the usual ration handed to each sailor every day
Drunkenness on board ships became a problem and the ration was formalized in Naval regulations by Admiral Vernon (Old Groggy) in 1740 and ordered to be mixed with water and sometimes as a treat, with limes and sugar
This is now known as Grog
Black Tot Day, July 31st, 1970 saw the last rum ration poured as usual at 12pm after the pipe of 'up spirits'
Some sailors wore black arm bands; tots were 'buried at sea' and even mock funeral processions complete with coffin and accompanying drummers and piper
The move was not popular despite an extra can of beer being added to the daily rations in compensation
Today Pussers Rum contributes a percentage of the overall company that would have been spent on rum
Today this money helps to support serving and ex Navy personnel and provides everything from bedding to hospital and rehabilitation equipment
So if you do, or are drinking Pussers Rum, you have contributed in to the Tot Fund and supported the British Navy personnel
Thank you, & Up Spirits! Pussers Blue Label rum has, for more than 300 years, before the days of Admiral Nelson, wooden ships and Iron men, the sailors of Britain's Royal Navy were issued a daily ration of rum by the ship's 'Purser'
This tradition, one of the longest and un-broken in the history of the sea, carried forward from the year 1655 to August 1st 1970
The superb rum in this bottle is the same rum that was standard issue aboard their Majesties' ships at the time of the custom's termination in 1970
For centuries, British Navy Jack Tars drank their Pusser's Rum and appreciated this spirit's exceptional quality
Its distinct character is still created from six of the world's finest Caribbean rums which were discovered on their excursions at sea.
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