‘Real’ Holiday Spirits
During Prohibition, a rum-runner named Bill McCoy gained a reputation for smuggling such good stuff into the United States that the expression “the real McCoy” became synonymous with quality and authenticity. Now the expression has been revived as a brand name for a new line of rum produced in American oak barrels in Barbados that is sure to melt any icebound sailor’s heart. Available in 3-, 5- and 12-year-old varieties, the rums range from dark and sweet to light and clear, for use in any of your favorite cocktails. Happy holidays, indeed!
Real McCoy Spirits Corp., realmccoyspirits.com