The Real McCoy Rum Launches in the U.K

Finally…..the day we’ve all been waiting for…The Real McCoy Rum launches in the U.K and it’s being distributed by Distillnation!

Press Release


The Real McCoy Rum lands on British Shores

Following its successful launch throughout the United States The Real McCoy Rum is to launch at Imbibe 1st & 2nd of July 2014

The UK launch and distribution will be through Distillnation (stand D132); The Real McMcoy Rum is the brainchild of Bailey Pryor, Film maker. He produced and directed a documentary about the life of Bill McCoy and his role in the establishing the rum running trade which defined the prohibition era. This rum is based on the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer Rum Runner of the Prohibition era. When Prohibition began, in January of 1920, McCoy was the first person to fill a boat full of rum down in the Caribbean and sail it up to New York, anchoring 3 miles offshore and acting as a floating liquor store within sight of Manhattan. Whilst making the documentary due to be screen later this year on UK terrestrial TV; he was intrigued by the rum itself this took him on a journey that ended at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados headed by highly respected rum maker Richard Seale. This was the beginning of The Real McCoy Rum. The collaboration between Bailey and Richard produced 3 unique rums;

The Real McCoy Rum (Aged 3 Years):

Naturally Smooth – a rare silver sipping rum with subtle spice and wood notes, bright floral overtones, a hint of toasted caramel with a long warm finish.


The Real McCoy Rum (Aged 5 Years):

Award Winning – Soft and balanced with hints of vanilla, toasted caramel, honey and bourbon aged wood. Light fruit aroma and a warm, lingering finish.


The Real McCoy Rum (Aged 12 Years):

Exceptionally smooth – A super-premium sipping rum to rival the world’s finest spirits. Mature and balanced with complex wood and spice notes, hints of vanilla and an elegant, warm finish.


All of The Real McCoy Rums have been award-winning, from the Rum XP in Miami to the San Francisco Worlds Spirits Competition.

Bailey Pryor will be on hand at Imbibe and he will be screening the documentary with a Q&A and tastings of the 3 styles of rum at Distillnation’s Trade focused Independent Spirits Day event on 4th July.

Distillnation will be holding a press day with Bailey Pryor on 3rd July for Press only

Please contact : 0207 129 8108

You all know my feelings on anything that is produced at Foursquare Distillery by Richard Seale so you’ll already know that I can’t wait to get my hands on these rums! Here’s hoping that they are available as soon as possible following the Imbibe launch!

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