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 Post subject: Black Tot Day.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:50 am 
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Avai Rona
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Black Tot Day (31 July 1970) is the name given to the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration (the daily tot). In the 17th century, the daily drink ration for English sailors was a gallon of beer.

Although I do not have any of the final ration, I will mourn the passing of this tradition by toasting my brethren in the Royal Navy with a Tot of rum tonight. If you do so, the traditional Toast of the Royal Nay on a Monday is: "Our Ships at Sea"

OZ :fez:

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 Post subject: Re: Black Tot Day.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Something for your reading pleasure! Happy Black Tot day!

https://blog.distiller.com/rum-sea-history-grog/

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 Post subject: Re: Black Tot Day.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:34 pm 
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I'm going to Forbidden Island where they have a bit of British Royal Navy Rum.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Tot Day.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:45 pm 
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Happy Day!

And great article, RumJourney! :thumbsup:

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