Thursday, March 22, 2018

Real McCoy 10 Year Old Limited Edition Has Been Released

     Real McCoy 10 Year Old is a Limited Edition rum that is aged in Virgin Oak casks. This new
expression is produced in Barbados by the Foursquare Distillery known for its exquisite complex rums.   Bailey Pryor’s iconic brand calls from the prohibition-era and the rum running hero’s like Bill McCoy who refused to compromise the quality of his products for volume.  There will only be 3,000 bottles of this small batch to be released.    A higher percentage of copper pot still distillate is added to get the  depth of the flavor profile. Two batches are aged separately. The first spends twelve years in used Bourbon barrels. The second, ages ten years in virgin American oak casks.  Blended to balance flavors of the two batches  and bottled at a hardy 92 proof for this example of an authentic expression of fine Barbados rum.

     Aromas of ripe fruits and nuts with heavy oak and vanilla are enhanced with some funkiness of other fruits.  In the mouth, there is a taste of butteriness along with that of  charred oak, vanilla, toasted nuts and a dried fruit with a suggestion of caramel. The finish offers long lasting notes of dark buttered toast and plenty of oak.

     The Real McCoy 10 Year Old Limited Edition Virgin Oak Aged Rum appeals to those with the most discriminating taste and is still while remaining accessible to the enthusiasts who appreciate small-batch quality and good value.   Bottled in the 750ml bottle and retails for about $60.