The Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • dark chocolate
  • brown sugar
  • banana
  • oak
  • caramel
  • exotic fruit
  • orange zest
  • spicy
  • cedarwood

The Real McCoy

12 Year Old Rum (0.75l, 46%)
Price $43.99

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Character Goatson
A pure, unadulterated, and perfectly-aged Barbados Rum that will make your mouth water.

"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.

If you know your Rums, the stats pretty much tell the whole story. The Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum is molasses Spirit — a blend of column and pot distilled Rums. It’s aged a full twelve years in darkly-charred ex-Bourbon casks under the Caribbean sun. Then they bottle it with zero added sugars, flavorings, perfumes, or chemical stabilizers. That’s it, and quite frankly that’s all you really need, right? This rich and complex Rum has won just about every award and recognition you can think of, including a bunch of Double Gold Medals.

SmartassCorner:
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.
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is very forward with notes of turbinado sugar, fried yellow plantains, warm oak, and dark chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The Bourbon casks arrive on the palate with a caramel note over rich chocolate ganache, exotic fruits, orange zest, oak and baking spices, and warm cedar humidor.

Finish
The finish is soft, smooth, and full of flavor — brown butter, charred oak, and a light peppery bite.
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  • dark chocolate
  • brown sugar
  • banana
  • oak
  • caramel
  • exotic fruit
  • orange zest
  • spicy
  • cedarwood
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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