The Real McCoy 12 year old Distillers Proof Rum
Brand : RL Seale Doorly's Rum
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A 12-year-old single blended rum from The Real McCoy, made at Foursquare distillery in Barbados. The nose offers aromas of buttery oak and spicy dark chocolate, and the palate offers notes of caramel, oak spice, orange zest, tobacco and pepper, with a hint of smoke in the finish.
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.
Fast forward to the twenty first century, Founder and CEO, Bailey Pryor, came up with the idea to make The Real McCoy Rum while producing a documentary film about Bill McCoy for Public Television in the United States.
During his research for the film, Bailey traveled to the Caribbean island of Barbados, where he met Richard Seale, the 4th generation Master Distiller at his family-owned Foursquare Distillery.
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."