The Real McCoy Rum Goes Home with the Gold
The Real McCoy 3-Year-Aged Rum was recently recognized at the 2013 Beverage Testing Institute’s (BTI) International Review of Spirits. Produced by Real McCoy Spirits Corp., the brand’s recent release—a white sipping rum—was awarded a gold medal, scoring a 93 rating in the rum category, in addition to being named a “Best Buy.” The tasting was held in a dedicated lab in Chicago, IL, and was conducted and judged by a panel of some of the most experienced tastemakers in the beverage alcohol industry.
“The Beverage Testing Institute is known as one of the most acclaimed organizations in the spirits industry,” explained Bailey Pryor, the brand’s President & CEO. “Our 3-year aged rum, was just introduced a few months ago, so the fact that it is already gaining recognition among some of the most discerning palates in the business is quite an honor.”
A rare white sipping rum, The Real McCoy’s 3-year aged expression touts a natural smoothness with subtle spice and wood notes, bright floral overtones and a hint of toasted caramel with a long warm finish. Its flavor profile received a 93 on a 100-point-scale, deeming it exceptional by BTI standards. Additionally, the spirit attained the title of “Best Value White Rum under $20.” These recent accolades join awards received by the brand’s 5-year aged expression, which scored a 92 from the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC).
The Real McCoy 3-Year-Aged Rum is available in 750ml (40% abv/80 proof) with an SRP of $19.99.