Celebrating Black Tot Day!

Celebrating Black Tot Day!

Celebrating Black Tot Day!

Have you ever heard of Black Tot Day? If you're a rum enthusiast, you surely know what this day is. If you're not familiar, look here! Black Tot Day is observed on July 31st to commemorate the end of the daily rum ration for sailors in the British Royal Navy. On July 31, 1970, the tradition of issuing the daily rum ration, known as the 'tot,' officially came to an end. It marked a significant change in naval policies and practices. Even today, Black Tot Day is remembered and celebrated by rum enthusiasts all around the world through various events, special releases of commemorative rums, and enjoyable gatherings. So, how can we celebrate it?

  • Raise a glass!

As a salute to the tradition, raise a glass of rum with everyone! Be sure to savor the finest quality rums, such as Flor De Caña Centenario 18YO or Don Papa Masskara, available on this website. Delight in the rich flavors and enticing aromas of these exceptional rums as you engage in conversations about the history and significance behind the occasion.

  • Organize a pirate-themed party!

Take the commemoration of Black Tot Day to a whole new level by hosting a pirate-themed party! Encourage guests to dress up like pirates, complete with eye patches, bandanas, and fake parrots. Decorate the venue with pirate flags, treasure chests, and various props to set the mood. Play pirate-inspired games, have a rum cocktail bar, and groove to fun tunes for a truly unforgettable celebration. Don’t forget to have prizes for the “Best Dressed” and game winners!

  • Rum cocktail mix-off!

Challenge your friends to a friendly competition of creating the most delicious rum cocktails! Get ready with a variety of rum bottles, mixers, and garnishes, and let everyone showcase their bartending skills. Taste and rate each creation, and award prizes for categories like "Most Creative," "Best Presentation," or "Crowd Favorite." It's a fun and interactive way to explore the versatility of rum while adding a touch of friendly rivalry to the festivities.

  • Learn the sailor's knots!

Here's another exciting activity! Embrace the seafaring spirit by learning how to tie sailor's knots. Brush up on your skills by watching YouTube tutorials beforehand, so you can showcase a demo to your guests and turn it into a friendly competition. You can award prizes for the fastest knot tying, the most accurate knot, or even create your own judging criteria for added fun.

  •  Share it with us!

Let others know about Black Tot Day and get them excited for next year’s party through your social media pages! Create content and show everyone how fun it can be, especially for rum enthusiasts. Tag us as well because we’d love to be in on the fun. Get ready to celebrate!