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THE REAL McCOY

The Real McCoy rum is based on the story of Captain Bill McCoy, an alcohol bootlegger during the times of prohibition. Around 1920, Captain Bill McCoy began smuggling rum from the Caribbean to New York. In doing so, he was fastidious about staying in international waters – back then this meant 3 miles from the coast. Bill McCoy made his name or rather, his brand, by not diluting the rum like everyone else, as this was common practice and usually done with water in the best case scenario, or with the help of chemicals such as turpentine. And thus, he became highly popular as “The Real McCoy.”

In memory of Bill McCoy, his tradition is carried on. The rum contains no additives like sugar, flavorings or perfume. The distillation process is a combination of column and pot still. It is then matured in former bourbon barrels anywhere between 3-12 years.
Behind all this lies the incredible effort of master distiller R. L. Seal from the Foursquare Distillery.

R. L. Seal is a 4th generation distiller who is renowned worldwide for his outstanding work. He is not one for dishonest products. His creations signify honest artisanal work and are not sugared or perfumed. Furthermore, his age information on the products always indicates the actual age, which means they are never blended with younger rum.

The Real McCoy 3YO

Name
The Real McCoy 3

Country of Origin
Barbados

Age
3YO

Storage
Bourbon barrels of American oak

Volume Percent
40%

Content
0,7 liter

Tasting Notes
Mild aromas of wood and spice are prominent in the nose at first. After a short time in the glass, the distillate develops hints of citrus, vanilla and a light floral touch. The finish is long, smooth and contains aromas of coconut.

Additional Information
See above

The Real McCoy 5YO

Name
The Real McCoy 5

Country of Origin
Barbados

Age
5YO

Storage
Bourbon barrels of American oak

Volume Percent
40%

Content
0,7 liter

Tasting Notes
The nose is lightly woody and has notes of dried fruit, molasses and a touch of vanilla. On the palate there are notes of caramel, toasted almond and subtle notes of cinnamon. The finish is harmonious with nuances of tobacco.

Additional Information
This rum matures for 5 years in bourbon barrels (no Solera process), and is thus a truly 5-year-old rum.

The Real McCoy 3YO

Name
The Real McCoy 12

Country of Origin
Barbados

Age
12YO

Storage
Bourbon barrels of American oak

Volume Percent
40%

Content
0,7 liter

Tasting Notes
The nose is heavy on aged wood, which is a result of the intensive storage in young bourbon barrels. After a short time, notes of dates and dried apricot as well as a clearly noticeable flavor of dark chocolate and nuts emerge. The finish is smooth, pleasantly long and is accompanied by slightly peppery notes and a touch of “smoke.”

Additional Information
The 12-year-old Real McCoy is a true, at least 12 years barrel-aged rum. Nothing else.