tap the admiral

tap the admiral

To drink directly (and secretly) from a cask, as if by a straw and gimlet. The phrase refers to British admiral Horatio Nelson, whose corpse was transported to England in a liquor-filled cask that is said to have arrived empty of liquor. Someone must have tapped the admiral because we are out of liquor already!
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notable winners: Lager (Gr3), Pleasant Breeze (Gr2), Tap To Music (Gazelle H.-Gr1), Sapphire N' Silk (Gr2), Tap Dance City (Japan Cup-Gr1, Takarazuka Kinen-Gr1), I Believe In You (Hollywood Starlet S.-Gr1), Palmeiro (Gr3), Tap Dance (Gr2), Tap The Admiral (Gr2), PT's Grey Eagle (Ancient Title H.-Gr1), Tap Day (Gr2), David Junior (Champion S.-Gr1, Dubai Duty Free-Gr1, Eclipse S.-Gr1), Premium Tap (Woodward S.-Gr1, Clark H.-Gr1), Tiago (Santa Anita Derby-Gr1).
notable winners: Lager (Gr3), Pleasant Breeze (Gr2), Tap To Music (Gazelle H.-Gr1), Sapphire N' Silk (Gr2), Tap Dance City (Japan Cup-Gr1), I Believe In You (Hollywood Starlet S.-Gr1), Palmeiro (Gr3), Tap Dance (Gr2), Tap The Admiral (Gr2), PT's Grey Eagle (Ancient Title H.-Gr1), Tap Day (Gr2), David Junior (Champion S.-Gr1).
notable winners: Lager (Gr3), Pleasant Breeze (Gr2), Tap To Music (Gazelle H.-Gr1), Sapphire N'Silk (Gr2), Tap Dance City (Japan Cup-Gr1), I Believe In You (Hollywood Starlet S.-Gr1), Palmeiro (Gr3), Tap Dance (Gr2), Tap The Admiral (Gr2).