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A well-executed blend of twelve-year-old Bajan Rums designed to make your taste buds dance.
"The Real McCoy" — this phrase has become synonymous with authenticity and quality. Bailey Pryor is a writer and documentary filmmaker who was researching the man behind the phrase — a Rumrunner named Bill McCoy who skirted the edges of the law during Prohibition. The 2012 documentary was titled "The Real McCoy" and it won Bailey five Emmy Awards. But he wasn’t done. He went back to Barbados and struck a deal with Richard Seale of the famous Foursquare Distillery to develop a line of rich, unadulterated Rums that would make ‘ol Bill McCoy proud.
The Real McCoy 12 Year Old Prohibition Tradition builds on the raging success of their flagship twelve-year-old Rum, but definitely takes things up another level or two. It is a blend of Bajan Rums from Barbados that have been aged a dozen years in a combination of ex-Bourbon and virgin oak casks. Importantly, it is bottled at 50% ABV — 100 proof — to honor the 100th anniversary of bootlegging by their namesake. But if you want to have a taste you’d better get on it — this is a limited edition and there will only be 6000 bottles ever.
Bill McCoy would take his boat to the Caribbean and return to New York loaded with Rum. He’d park the boat strategically — just over the three-mile limit to stay in international waters. He never watered down or added flavorings to his contraband, which earned him a reputation for quality… his products were "The Real McCoy" and his customers would come to him.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you’ll find richly textured notes of apricot, ripe peach, a bit of mango, and light spice over warm notes of oak and pipe tobacco.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate leans toward the caramels and vanilla with plenty of toasted spices over exotic fruits.
Taken neat the finish is relatively long with the lingering sweetness of fruit toffees.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Real McCoy 12 Year Old Prohibition Tradition and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.