The Real McCoy 3 Year Old Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 3 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus
  • floral
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • butter
  • coconut
  • milk
  • marzipan

The Real McCoy

3 Year Old Rum (0.75l, 46%)
Price $20.99

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A bright and complex three-year-old Barbadian Rum that’s been charcoal-filtered to pour nearly clear from the bottle.

"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.

What do you do if you want to have a great cocktail with all the smoothness and flavor of an aged Spirit, but you do not want to have the color get in the way. The Real McCoy Three Year Old Rum is a real, Caribbean-aged Barbadian Rum that has been charcoal filtered to remove most of the color — there is still a faint shade that remains — without altering the flavor profile. It’s quite the neat trick. But in its soul, this dram is still molasses Spirit crafted in column and pot stills and aged in ex-Bourbon casks. It just arrives without the Caribbean tan.

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
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 3 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Shimmering Silver

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is light and fresh with citrus and florals over oak and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth with notes of warm butter toffee, coconut milk, and marzipan.

Finish
The finish is medium length, warm, and creamy.
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  • citrus
  • floral
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • butter
  • coconut
  • milk
  • marzipan
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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 is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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 is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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