The Real McCoy 5 Year Old Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • biscuit
  • banana
  • toasted oak
  • almonds
  • caramel
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • coconut
  • tobacco

The Real McCoy

5 Year Old Rum (0.75l, 46%)
Price $29.99

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A beautiful five year-old Rum from Barbados with a beautiful texture and full palate.

"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 5 Year Old Rum is the Rum that Bailey Pryor started with. It’s the core Spirit that serves as the real and sentimental foundation for the entire lineup. Like its sisters, it is a blend of column and pot distilled Rums from Barbados that’s been aged for five years in ex-Bourbon casks. And true to the ethos of ‘ol Bill McCoy, it’s produced with no added sugars, flavorings, perfumes, or chemical stabilizers. That makes this easy sipper about as authentic as you can get.

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 5 Year Old
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Maple

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma has a note of raw Toll house cookie dough over banana chips, charred oak, and warm soil.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate has a lovely texture and a well-balanced flavor profile with notes of roasted almonds, caramel, Ceylon cinnamon, brown butter, and toasted oak.

Finish
The finish is medium length with warm notes of coconut and tobacco leaf.
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  • biscuit
  • banana
  • toasted oak
  • almonds
  • caramel
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • coconut
  • tobacco
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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.
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 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.’
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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
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.
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 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.’
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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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