Black tar rum

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Black tar rum is most likely a distilled alcoholic beverage. It is chiefly a sailor’s drink, drunk aboard ships and by sailors when ashore. It is a low-grade rum.

It can take you to sweet oblivion according to Quentyn Martell.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Tyrion Lannister celebrates his survival of the first storm that hits the Selaesori Qhoran by sharing a few tots of black tar rum with the ship’s cook, whom he later plays three games cyvasse with. He wins the first game then loses the other two. Afterwards he has to stumble back on deck to clear his head of rum and elephants alike.[citation needed]

To get to Yunkai the Windblown company sail on an overcrowded ship tossed by wind and sea, eat hard-bread crawling with weevils and drink black tar rum to sweet oblivion.[citation needed]

Whilst in Pynto's tavern Arya Stark observes Lyseni sailors off the Goodheart on the table nearest to the fire speaking quietly over cups of black tar rum.[citation needed]

Quotes

Even piss tastes better than black tar rum.
Tyrion Lannister, to Penny, aboard the Selaesori Qhoran[citation needed]

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