december, 2020

thu17dec7:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventBlack Tot Rum Online7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Organized By: The Birmingham Whisky Club Event Type :Other Events

Event Details

Join us on the 17th December via Zoom for a Black Tot Rum Masterclass with Mitch Wilson

Black Tot Day in 1970 marked the end of a navy tradition that had lasted for 239 years – the daily ‘tot’ of rum issued to crews in the Royal Navy was voted to be given out no more. It also signified the end of a historic rum blend that had been continuously evolving since the early 1800s – a rum that can not be recreated with today’s production methods or distilleries.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of Black Tot Day this year, join us for a very special masterclass with Mitch Wilson (Black Tot Rum Global Ambassador), as he presents a deep dive into the murky waters of this historic spirit. In this session, Mitch will explore some of the common myths and misconceptions associated with navy rum, and we will discover the real story behind the world’s first multi-country rum blend. Guests will have a chance to taste 5 rums, including Black Tot Finest Caribbean and the individual component rums from Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica that we chose for our blend. In addition, each attendee will be given a taste of the newly released Black Tot 50th Anniversary blend – bottled at 54.5% ABV (full Navy Strength), this is a limited edition release marking the first stage of recreating the authentic Navy Blend.

Rums in the tasting –

– Barbados 5 year old (Foursquare Distillery) – 46.2% ABV

– Guyana blend (Diamond Distiller) – 46.2% ABV

– Jamaica 3 year old (Long Pond Distillery) – 46.2% ABV

– Black Tot Finest Caribbean – 46.2% ABV

– Black Tot 50th Anniversary – 54.5% ABV

About Mitch!

Mitch Wilson began his fascination with rum working at the London’s world renown rum bar, Trailer Happiness. His passion for rums from all around the world has led to him regularly traveling to distilleries, furthering his own knowledge, while bringing back both exceptional booze and stories to share. As global ambassador for Black Tot Rum, Mitch has made a point of demystifying and bringing transparency to the Navy Rum category, especially with regards to its historical blending practices.


We will close sales for this event on the 10th December to allow time for the packs to be sent out in good time. If you are interested in attending please make sure to book your spot ahead of this!

This is an online event. Zoom Details will be included in your ticket once brought.

To claim your members discount please enter your unique membership code into the promo code section when buying your ticket.

You must be over 18 years old, or of legal drinking age in your country, in order to take part in this tasting, by buying tickets you agree you are legally allowed to buy and consume alcohol.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Birmingham Whisky ClubThe Whisky Club is a bar, lounge & tasting room, located in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Open to members and non-members alike, our focus is to bring people together to enjoy whisky (and other drinks) in a warm and friendly environment,

Virtual Event Details

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!