The Real McCoy 12 Year Rum

Aged Rum

The Real McCoy // Barbados

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.93
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 14 )

William McCoy was one of the original rum runners, illegally smuggling rum into the U.S. during Prohibition. Because he did not adulterate his spirits to increase his profit margin as did other bootleggers, “the real McCoy” became a term for authenticity. In 2012, documentary filmmaker Bailey Pryor, having produced a film about McCoy, started The Real McCoy Spirits. All Real McCoy rums are sourced from the highly regarded Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, who also happened to supply William back in the day. A blend of pot and column-still rums. This particular expression is aged for twelve years with no sugar or coloring added.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • Aged Rum
    Rum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
  • Cask Type
    Ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"In the bottle, this is rum is a bit darker than you’d expect for a twelve-year rum. The aroma is of oak, light fruit, and non-objectionable feints of nail polish remover, a result of wood aging and especially common in Barbados rum. The initial taste is sweet fruit, although it’s a dry rum with no sugar added. In the mid palate, vanilla and oak take shape. It finishes with a slight bit of pepper and tad more burn than you’d expect from an expertly aged twelve year rum."

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