The Real McCoy® Rum is based on the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer rum runner of the Prohibition era. In January of 1920, McCoy was the first to fill a boat with alcohol in the Caribbean, sail it up to New York City, and legally act as a floating liquor store three miles off shore. McCoy was careful to always stay outside the three mile limit, which was international waters in the early days of Prohibition in America. McCoy made a name for himself because he never adulterated the alcohol. While copy-cat rum runners would dilute their alcohol with wicked chemicals like turpentine, wood alcohol and prune juice, McCoy never did. The sullied products were nicknamed “Booze,” “Hooch” and “Rot Gut,” while McCoy’s quality spirits became known as “The Real McCoy.”Together, Bailey and Richard developed a classic style Barbados rum, adhering to McCoy’s strict regimen of never adulterating the rum with added sugars, flavors or perfumes. The resulting rum is artisan crafted in small batches, using a rare combination of column and pot still distillate, and authentically aged in American oak bourbon barrels. The goal was to make a rum that actually lived up to the name “The Real McCoy®.” As a result of hard work and determination, Bailey’s documentary film went on to win 5 Emmy® Awards and Richard’s rum went on to win over 65 prestigious awards worldwide. We think Bill McCoy would be proud, and are honored to present the story of McCoy and his namesake rum to consumers around the world. This rum really is The Real McCoy®.
The bouquet shows smooth & soft with subtle spice & wood notes. Bright citrus & floral overtones, vanilla, subtle oak, nutmeg. The palate has buttery caramel, hints coconut, toasted caramel & marzipan. Long & warm, toasted coconut, buttery on the finish.