Sample 3 cl B.R.N (BRITISH ROYAL NAVY) ONE IMPERIAL GALLON
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Whisky -boys rejoice over rare rum from the British Navy
A similar bottle of B.R.N in a Gallon bottle has been on sale at a wine merchant in Denmark.N rum in a gallon bottle has been on sale at a wine merchant in Denmark for approx. 45,000 kroner.
The two whiskey-crazy gentlemen Ulrik Bertelsen and Henrik Olsen from Whisky.dk in Sjølund have, in addition to their great passion for whisky, also a great love for rum. They are currently rejoicing because they have just received two unique bottles rum. It is not just the classic Bacardi rum , but two truly original bottles wrapped in willow wicker and salmon seal in the top and in the original transport wooden box they were sent in - when they left the rum factory to be shipped with the Royal British Navy, so the sailors could get their daily "Tot of Rum". The special bottles are a B.R.N rum (British Royal Navy) from around 1970, the whisky-boys from Sjølund tell in an announcement and add:
- Each bottle contains One Imperial Gallon corresponding to 4.54 liters. After the navy stopped dispensing the daily ration rum, there were still stocks of rum around the navy ships, and these stocks were recalled and put into storage and some of the bottles only came to light again and sold at auction to a retired navy captain in 1970. The bottles probably contain good strong rum from Pusser's in Navy Strength at 57.15%. Very conveniently, the "rum bottles" were placed in a basket with handles (called "demi-johns") that protected the ceramic bottle from bumps and knocks. This could well be necessary at sea.
A similar bottle of B.R.N rum in a gallon bottle has been for sale at a wine merchant in Denmark for approx. 45,000 kroner - and the importer MacY has opened a bottle at a festival some years old ago.
The British spirits writer Dave Broom, who is also the author of the great book "Rum" from Politiken's publishing house, has written a special article on the subject. He says that it is believed that the serving of rum in the British navy dates back to 1655, when Jamaica was conquered, and with it a great deal of rum.
He writes: "The original rum was raw and violent, but the "pirates" and sailors in the navy didn't care. This new liquor "kill-devil", this "rumbullion" (the local name for the drink, it became the name rum) had a raw and violent taste, but it had many functions on board. It lifted the spirits, it acted as a medicine, it relieved fatigue and it was often the only thing to drink"
Dave writes about the evolution of the quality of rum in the late 17th century: "Mr. James Man of Deptford was one of the earliest great merchants who would revolutionize the rum business, going from merely trading to blending the purchased rum rum into his own brand." It was at this point that "navy rum" (Navy rum) went from being just a spirit, to becoming a rum style with its own character". James Man became the sole supplier to the entire British Navy.
Serving continued until July 31, 1970, which sailors called "the black tot day" (tot = mug of rum)
Distillery : Unknown
Age : NA
Type: Dark Navy Rum
Approx. Alc. strength: 57.15%