Stonington, CT (November 1, 2013) – Real McCoy Spirits Corp., makers of The Real McCoy Rum, expands its portfolio to include two new barrel-aged expressions: a 3-year-aged and a 12-year-aged rum. The two products, which have already gained critical acclaim, join the 5-year-aged mark introduced earlier this year. All three rums hail from Foursquare Distillery in Barbados where the production is overseen by Master Distiller and Rum Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Seale.
“Each of our rums is a testament to Bill McCoy, the pioneer Rum Runner of the Prohibition era,” remarks Bailey Pryor, President and CEO of Real McCoy Spirits Corp. “Through the initial introduction of the 5-year-aged and now the 3- and 12-year-aged rums, we maintain the same uncompromised standards as he did over 90 years ago—producing unadulterated and handcrafted spirits worthy of The Real McCoy name.”
Like their predecessor, the new expressions are created with top-quality black strap molasses and an exclusive, proprietary yeast, which provide consistency throughout the entire portfolio. Each of the 3-, 5- and 12-year-aged rums is a blend of column and pot still distillate, aged in single batches in toasted American oak bourbon casks. The 3-year-aged, a rare silver sipping rum, boasts subtle spice and wood notes, bright floral overtones and a hint of toasted caramel with a long warm finish. The 12-year-aged expression is a super-premium sipping rum, mature and balanced with complex wood and spice notes, hints of vanilla and an elegant, warm finish.
The Real McCoy 3-year and 12-year aged rums (40% abv/80 proof) are available now in 750ml for an SRP of $19.99 and $44.99, respectively. The 5-year-aged expression launched in January in a 750ml format with an SRP of $28.99.
For updates on The Real McCoy Rum, visit www.realmccoyspirits.com.
About The Real McCoy
The Real McCoy is a rum born from the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer Rum Runner of the Prohibition era. A blend of column and pot still rum, The Real McCoy is made using only top quality black strap molasses and proprietary yeast, and is aged in toasted American oak bourbon barrels. The Real McCoy is produced by Foursquare Distillery in the province of St. Phillip, Barbados, West Indies and is available in 3, 5 and 12 Year aged expressions in CT, MA, NJ, FL and RI.