Smooth and soft with subtle spice and wood notes. On the nose, bright citrus and floral overtones, vanilla, subtle oak, and nutmeg. Buttery caramel, hints coconut, toasted caramel and marzipan on the palate. The finish is long and warm with notes of toasted coconut.
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This line of premium and super-premium aged rums originates with the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer Rum Runner of the Prohibition era. In January 1920, McCoy was the first to fill his schooner with alcohol in the Caribbean and sail it up to New York. Anchoring three miles offshore in what was then international waters, McCoy was able to legally act as a floating liquor store to the speakeasies of Manhattan. Others copied McCoy, but they watered down or sullied the alcohol by adding chemicals like turpentine or wood alcohol in what became dubbed “Booze” or “Hooch.” McCoy provided only top quality, unadulterated spirit - inspiring his product to be known as “The Real McCoy.”
Today, these rums are handcrafted in the Prohibition Tradition - with the same authenticity as the celebrated rum that fueled the Roaring ‘20s - copper distilled, bourbon barrel aged, no added sugars, flavors or aromatics. The rum rivals the top spirits in the world. This is the genuine article… It's The Real McCoy.
Often referred to as a Gold Rum, an Aged Rum is one that has been aged in barrels, often Ex-Bourbon or White Oak before bottling. As the Rum continues to age, it draws more and more color and flavor from the wood, adding both body and complexity to the finished product. Aged Rums can be sipped neat or added to cocktails. They fall somewhere in between White and Dark Rums in terms of their respective strength of flavor.