Barbados is widely considered the cradle of rum making, with the first references to rum production on the island dating as far back as the early 17th Century. The Island is the ideal place for rum production, thanks to its large reserves of pure artesian water, sugar cane fields and tropical climate.
The typical style of the Island is an elegant blend of Pot Still and Traditional Column Molasses Rums, normally aged in Ex Bourbon barrels (as we know you can only use barrels once in Bourbon making, and the USA are relatively close, making this the most effective option).
The first expression of The Real McCoy to be released was the 5 Years Old, a Copper Pot Still heavy Single Blended Rum, tropically aged in ex bourbon casks for a minimum of 5 years at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados
PROFILE: Soft, smooth, well-balanced, luxurious texture
NOSE: Oak, dried fruit, brown sugar, earth notes, vanilla hints
PALATE: Caramel, toasted almond, buttery cinnamon, bourbon-aged oak
FINISH: Lingering with toasted coconut and hint of tobacco