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Lot 148778

Royal Navy Rum Flagon 450cl

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EUR €2,555.47

Lot Information

Rum

Caribbean

54.5%

Royal Navy Auction

Rum Auction

Bottle Auction

Description

A 4.5 litre flagon of Royal Navy Rum, presented in the traditional wicker casing.

Rum has been associated with the Royal Navy since the British fleet captured the island of Jamaica in 1655. The availability of rum led the Navy to swap the daily ration of French brandy with Caribbean rum, which was issued to each sailor at midday. In the 1740s, Admiral Edward Vernon began the practice of diluting the rum with water to minimize the effect of alcohol on the crew, this mixture became known as ‘grog’.

The daily rum ration, or ‘tot’, was served until 31 July 1970, a day now known as ‘Black Tot Day’. In modern times, a tot of rum is issued to naval crew to celebrate special occasions, such as royal weddings.

Due to the large and fragile nature of this item, we recommend it for collection only.

This Royal Navy Rum Flagon sold at our online auction for £2,200

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. This appears to have a good fill level and weighs approximately 8.24 kg. Note general wear. Due to the large and fragile nature of this item, we recommend it for collection only.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

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Approx. shipping weight

13kg
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