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Behind The Bar® - ITEM # RUM-MEASURE

Behind The Bar® Copper Naval Rum Measure - Half Gill - 2.5 oz

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$9.99

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Splice the mainbrace with a 1/2 gill tot of your favorite rum in this handsome copper-plated mug.


    Overview

    Partake in the British naval tradition of enjoying a 1/2 gill of rum with this solid copper cup with an inner silver lining and a wishbone handle. The gill was an older unit of liquid measurement. In the United States a gill was equal to a one-half cup or four fluid ounces, while in England a gill was equivalent to five ounces.

    Sailors in the British Royal Navy received a daily ration (known as a tot) of a 1/2 gill of rum. The tot was served in a copper mug. Sailors in lower ranks received their tot diluted with two parts water to create a half pint of grog. Lime juice was also added to help prevent scurvy. The practice was ended by the British government in 1970, but you can revive the tradition by enjoying a daily tot of your favorite rum with this Behind The Bar® Naval Rum Measure. 

     

    Features
    • Made of copper
    • Interior is lined with sterling silver
    • In the Navy up until the early 20th century, both rum and water were mixed together in a large wooden barrel to make and prepare the daily ration of rum or grog
    • A Rum Bosun from each mess would come to collect the grog rations - each man was entitled to 1 and 1/2 Gills of grog
    • A pint measure holds 8 Half Gills
    • The Rum Bosun would receive a 1 pint measure and a 1/2 Gill measure which would be dipped into the 'grog tub' and then poured into his "rum fanny" to be brought back and served to his mess mates
    • Hand wash only

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    Specifications
    Specs
    • Capacity: 1/2 Gill (2.5 oz)
    • Dimensions: 2"H
    WARNING: This product contains a chemical(s) which is known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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    I recommend this item it is imperial measure so it is half an ounce larger then a U.S half gill. I have used this measuring cup and found it to be easy to use and clean, the quality is excellent,
    November 27, 2017
    Tacoma, WA, US
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Would you recommend this product?
    Yes! I would recommend this product.
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    The half Gill cup is a valued addition to my bar. The silver lining on the inside sets it off beautifully. An excellent value that I have shared with friends.
    July 4, 2016
    Galloway, NJ, US
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Would you recommend this product?
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    what else...?
    great gift for your sailor friends or for those that want to seagoing..beautiful shot glass
    November 25, 2016
    Fairhope, AL, US
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Would you recommend this product?
    Yes! I would recommend this product.
    Quality
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    Great product and conversation piece.
    This has been a real hit at my bar. Why use a shot glass when you can use something with character.
    April 5, 2017
    Daleville, AL, US
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    over 3 years ago
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    reasonable price
    fast, reliable shipping, no problems.
    May 26, 2017
    CA
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
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    Why did you choose this?
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    ex royal navy member
    Les E on Nov 23, 2018
    different looking
    Terrence N on Nov 21, 2017
    ex royal navy member
    Les E on Nov 23, 2018
    Have bought this item before and know it is good quality and good price.
    Barry P on Aug 1, 2018
    different looking
    Terrence N on Nov 21, 2017
    My husband was in the Navy for 24 years and is now retired. At our home he has built a bar in the "man cave" and this is perfect!
    KATHY M on Oct 4, 2017
    man sized shot glass! perfect
    Dwight A on Aug 29, 2017
    To dispense the appropriate dosage of the Pusser's Rum to toast my old shipmates who are not forgotten. Hoist the main brace!
    Charles H on Aug 15, 2017
    Gift for an historian
    Kara H on Dec 17, 2016
    gift for my nephew in Navy
    richard c on Dec 14, 2016
    These will be gifts for members of a rum club. Shhh.
    Christopher H on Dec 9, 2016
    I lost my 1/2 gill measuring cup and I did not want an authentic British naval measure at several hundred $. (The price was right and I needed a cup now.)
    WILLIAM B on Nov 7, 2016
    My brother likes to drink. These seemed like a good idea for him.
    Sean B on Oct 8, 2016
    The perfect measure for a martini. Used in the sailing community as a standard jigger. It has a history in the British Royal Navy as a measure for grog, and it is attractive and a conversation starter.
    randall j on Jun 7, 2016
    unique
    David B on Mar 2, 2016
    Have bought this item before and know it is good quality and good price.
    Barry P on Aug 1, 2018
    My husband was in the Navy for 24 years and is now retired. At our home he has built a bar in the "man cave" and this is perfect!
    KATHY M on Oct 4, 2017
    Engraving?
    A shopper on Sep 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: We don't offer personalization on this product, but you could take it to a local engraver to have it customized. Cheers!

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