Black Tot | German Rum Festival 2023

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As a sailor in the Royal Navy, one had a choice: either rum or its equivalent in cash. Most opted for pay in liquid form, the "tot". Rum and seafaring, after all, belonged together. In 1731, official rum rations were introduced in the British fleet. On the long crossings, the blend from various parts of the Caribbean simply lasted longer than wine, beer or water, which spoiled particularly quickly.

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