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My first exploration of Foursquare and Richard Seale. A purest delight. No sugar added so you get a true taste of his rum. Very balanced with many nuances on the nose and taste. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, citrus with a hint of tobacco. As a fan of El Dorado 15 and 21 year I must admit this made me rethink my ratings for these.
vune jemnší oříškova
chut ploší alkoolová, připomína mi klasicky rum, bez nějakých aromatu a příměsí.
Nose: oak, molasses, dates, dried fruits, vanilla. Palate: Oak barrel, dark chocolate, slightly smoky notes, nutty, raisins. Finish: Mild and long-lasting
Conclusion: An authentic, honest Barbados rum of 12 years in barrel without sugar additives.
Complex nose and palate with a quite long afterburn for a Bajan rum.
R.L. Seales and the Foursquare distillery has some different brands aged 10-12 years. I have some of them (see picture), but haven’t tested them against each other. Must do that sometime. I’m quite sure that the Real McCoy will come out as a top brand.
Picture: My Bajan shelf & my bottle.
Another high quality rum from Barbados. The Real McCoy 12yr has a tobacco forward profile which is great to pour your friends who think rums are all overly sweet.
Ein schöner Rum ohne Zusätze.
Fruchtige Noten im Anklang gut eingebautes rauchigea Holz und eine dezente Süsse.
Dazu die tolle Geschichte vom Captain Bill McCoy.
I started as a whisky drinker so The Real McCoy 12 was right up my alley. Nice hints of oak and vanilla. A little bit of more pepper than you would expect after you swallow, but overall a damn fine rum.
Perfectly acceptable but not memorable. A bit too sweet for my taste.
This is the first rum I drank neat. I was surprised at all of the flavors I experienced while sipping. Brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch are the most prominent to me. Adding a few drops of water really brought out the different flavors, but I know there is much controversy about adding anything to a glass of rum. Reasonably priced as well. A definite winner.
I am by no means proficient enough to properly dissect the complexities and flavours in this bottle, but I can tell you that what I taste is one of the better rums that I have tasted. Well worth the cost and easily enjoyed over a block of ice. A new permanent addition to my stock.
It is dry properly aged rum with sweet wood nose and a bit of a plume flavor, but the background hides some soap that prevents it from getting higher score. The burn is moderate, maybe quite high for 12y aging.
This is probably on the sweeter side of the rums I tend to like. Goes down very smooth. You'll be able to taste the oak and vanilla for sure, it's somewhat of the finish to it. They could use a different name though, because when I've recommended this to others I get a stink-eye at the name.
this is tremendous. so much barrel and bourbon character and yet the molasses flavor and spice aren't lost. delicately sweet without being cloying. one of the better rums i've had.
Having enjoyed a bottle of The Real McCoy 5 yr rum it was time to open up a bottle of The Real McCoy 12 yr rum. Being produced by Foursquare Distillery I had great expectations and was not disappointed. This rum is smooth, unadulterated and is right up my alley. Not quite a “10” but certainly a 9+ rating. Well done Mr. Seale.
I enjoyed this one. Strong and complex flavors with bourbon notes. If you like bourbon and want a good crossover, this is it.
Reminds me of Appleton 21yo. Stronger burn with tones of raisines. Nice aftertaste with cocoa.
Attended a tasting seminar for The Real McCoy at Cardiff Rum Festival on the weekend. Was incredibly well presented telling us of the provenance of the name being of Bill McCoy and rum running schooners.
A good blend of barbadoan, blackstrap molasses rum aged for a minimum of 12 years in heavily charred, American oak ex bourbon casks. It's a quality sipping rum the really encapsulates Barbados in a glass. Aromas of tropical fruit and spice fill the nose enveloped by smoky oak. It's a sipper through and a decent one at that. Wonderful flavour too smoky and oaky but undercut by touches of tropical fruit, cacao and spice very subtly balance the liquid. No added sugar in this rum either the sweetness comes purely from the blend.
Coming in at £44 It's a little pricy in my opinion and for rum schooner history I would favour the kirk and sweeney 18.
Ikke lige mig, er mere til de søde rom. Men den smager bestemt ikke dårligt, og er en ganske fin rom at sippe. Umiddelbart finder jeg Vanilje, Kokos, appelsin og tobak.
Den efterlader en olieret fornemmelse i munden, hvor man kan smage den lidt mere søde eftersmag.
Very nice sipper. What is it about Barbados! Over ice, let it sit and chill.
I picked this one up today at a nearby liquor store that has just begun to carry this brand. When I got home, I checked my spreadsheet for another 12 year old dry rum to compare it to. Ron Centenario 12 from Costa Rica was the obvious choice for side by side comparisons in Glencairn glasses.
While waiting a few minutes for both to breathe, I read the fine print on my new bottle. Holy smoke! The Real McCoy 12 is at 92 proof while the Ron Centenario 12 is at 80 proof. I was beginning to think that I had picked the wrong one to compare it to. However, once I sipped The Real McCoy, I would have NEVER guessed that it is 92 proof. Super smooth and it compared favorably with the Costa Rican, and I wound up rating it slightly better. Overall, this Real McCoy wound up ranking at number 31 out of 109. Not bad and worth the rather high price of $45. I will take this one any day over anything from Mount Gay. I also did not care at all for the heavily wooded flavor from The Real McCoy 5 year old that I tried a month ago.
This is another "12 year old rum" that is trying to be great but just can't deliver the goods. It's yet another "vanilla and oak" rum. No spice, fruit notes and very little heat. It's very one dimensional.
Mixed with coke its a vanilla coke with a kick. Mixed in juice and the flavor is off for some reason.
I'm glad I tried it and although its not as balanced as an Appleton 12 year its still a good rum.
Good rum. For a 12 year it is fairly complex and has a nice mouth and finish.
Just had a glass of this rum, not much impressed, the taste being nothing stepping out of the conventional...
The Real McCoy 12-Year rum review by a Mountain of Crushed Ice