Hats off all, and a moment of silence to commemorate a black, black day in nautical history. For on this day in 1970 the Royal Navy stopped the 300-year-old practice of issuing noon spirts to crews around the world. After “Black Tot Day” things just haven’t been the same.
Grog tub for mixing rum
Black Tot Day – July 31st, 1970, when the last “tot was drawn in the fleet around the globe; a rather touchy subject with the old and bold!”
Half gill (2 oz) rum tot cup (replica)