About The Real McCoy 14 Year Old Rum
William McCoy was known as one of the original rum runners, who smuggled rum into the U.S. during Prohibition. He created a reputation for not adulterating his spirits to boost his profits, like many other bootleggers. The term "the real McCoy" was coined as a mark of authenticity. All Real McCoy rums are sourced from the acclaimed Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. Foursquare was also said to have supplied William McCoy with his rum spirit.
100+ awards worldwide these rums are small batch artisan crafted by The Real McCoy’s 4th generation master distiller using only the finest molasses and pure spring water. The rum is batch distilled in a rare combination of column and artisan pot stills, then authentically aged in heavy char American oak ex-bourbon barrels.
The Real McCoy Rums are "Single Blended" meaning that they come from a single estate and are a blend of heavy and light distillates from copper pot and copper Coffey stills. The Distiller’s Proof is blended in 50 case small batches and bottled at a higher 46% ABV, each batch with its own unique flavor profile. This limited edition 14 year is highly acclaimed, earning "95 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional," from the Beverage Tasting Institute.
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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