Pusser's Navy Rum

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The real navy rum hosts a party like no other at The Roundhouse in Camden

July 31, 1970. It is six bells in the forenoon watch – or 11am to us land-lovers. ‘Up spirits’ has just been shouted from the rafters for the last time. It is Black Tot Day, a sad date on the calendar for any sailor. This historic event remembers the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration – aka the ‘tot’, traditionally a sip of Pusser’s rum. Some wore black armbands, rum was ‘buried at sea’ and, in one navy training camp, a mock funeral procession was held complete with accompanying drummers and piper. Black Tot Day and naval rum, are both hugely symbolic to Britain and remain a part of our heritage.

Pusser’s, the original navy rum, is honouring its roots by celebrating Black Tot Day in style on The Beach at Camden’s Roundhouse – a Grade II listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London. With a twenty-first century twist, tots will be brought back for the occasion, whilst old navy seadogs and patrons alike unite under the name of the Royal Navy, and their favourite tipple. Sample classic Pusser’s cocktails such as The Grog (2 parts water, 1 part rum, lime and cane sugar), and enjoy one-to-one tastings with the experts behind the brand.

Get a taste of history and sample this legendary rum on the 31st July 2014 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nicole Hamilton .

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