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A schedule of rum-related, naval influenced and pirate-soaked dates to put in your diary
When / Where:​


19th of September, 2016

When / Where:

Wellington, New Zealand

22nd of November, 2016

Blackbeard's Ghost


On the anniversary of the death of Blackbeard the Pirate in 1718 we hold a cocktail competition challenging selected Wellington bars to create an appropriately themed cocktail on the spot.

The winning bar receives rum as a prize and their name on the trophy.

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31st of July, 2016

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16th of August, 2016

Red Rum Day

Anniversary of the first recorded pirate flag, the Jolie Roger, flown in 1700 by the French privateer turned pirate Emanuel Wynne: a skull and crossed bones with an hour glass.

- Red-coloured rum drinks to be served throughout the day.

When / Where:​

Wellington, New Zealand

21st of October, 2016

When / Where:​

Wellington, New Zealand

8th of July, 2016

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

An international celebration of all things pirate through the medium of diction. Dress up, party down, and get your 'Arrr's into it. Whatever the question the answer is probably with a capital "Rrrrr!"

'Victory Tot' - Trafalgar Day

Trafalgar Day is the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

It also marks the date of our annual release of a limited bottling of a barrel-aged rum to to mark said victory, S&O's Victory Tot

Black Tot Day

The date observed internationally marking the anniversary of the last official issuance of the rum ration to all hands of the Royal Navy. An excuse to drink more rum...

National Rum Day


America's celebration of all things rum now observed around the world. Shake up a Daiquiri or a Mai Tai, or simply pour yourself a tot.

Smoke & Oakum

SINCE 2007


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