SAT, SEPTEMBER 14 2019 | 1PM - 4PM BLACK TOT VIP TICKETS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: One hour early admission at 1PM for your special taste of Black Tot rum. Commemorative tasting mug - bring back for happy hour draft beer in until the end of the year. Early access to taste premium rums. If you have already bought a regular ticket to the rum tasting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to upgrade to the Black Tot VIP Ticket. We'll make sure you get a proper discount. BLACK TOT VIP TASTING Think you can swig like a real sailor? Prove it. Join us and celebrate with Black Tot, the rum Royal Navy sailors drank on board ship for over 300 years. Black Tot Day: A Brief History In the days of “wooden ships and iron men,” Royal Navy sailors were issued a daily “tot” of rum on board ship. The tradition of the daily tot was celebrated for over 300 years up until the 31st of July 1970, now known as Black Tot Day, when it was abolished by the Admiralty. July 31 1970, the day the Royal Navy discontinued sailors' daily rum ration, is known as Black Tot Day. The remaining rum sat in storage for many years before being bought by Specialty Drinks Ltd in order to create Black Tot. It's a blend of those rums, celebrating years of naval tradition and offering drinkers a chance to try a true British Navy Rum.