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Unattributed - V | Alive

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About Real McCoy Spirits

Real McCoy Spirits specializes in the production of premium and super-premium aged rums within the spirits industry. Their products include a range of barrel-aged rums that are crafted without added sugars, flavors, or aromatics, adhering to the Prohibition Tradition of high-quality, unadulterated spirits. The company caters to the beverage industry, particularly targeting consumers who appreciate top-tier sipping spirits. It was founded in 2013 and is based in Mystic, Connecticut.

Headquarters Location

35 Pearl Street

Mystic, Connecticut, 06355,

United States




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Latest Real McCoy Spirits News

John Esposito Joins Real McCoy Spirits as Chairman

Mar 29, 2017

Mar. 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm More MYSTIC, CT (March 22, 2017) – Real McCoy Spirits, the makers of the award-winning rum inspired by legendary Prohibition rum runner Bill McCoy, announces the appointment of distinguished industry veteran John Esposito as the company’s new chairman. “With his significant leadership experience in the beverage alcohol industry, John is an invaluable addition to the Real McCoy team. He’s been involved with some of the greatest brands in beverage alcohol,” said Bailey Pryor, Real McCoy Spirits founder and CEO. “We are delighted to be working with John during this exciting period of growth.” John Esposito brings 40 years of leadership experience in all three tiers of the distilled spirits industry to the role of Real McCoy Spirits chairman. Esposito has also served as CEO,High West Distillery; president, Stoli Group USA; CEO, Bacardi North America; president and CEO of Schieffelin & Somerset and Moet Hennessy USA; as well as president of one of the largest distributors in the country, Premier Beverage of Florida. “I’m energized by the new wave of authentic brands created by unconventional leaps like Bailey’s,” said Esposito. “He and the team’s passion for crafting a high-quality, ethically-made product is right on trend with the contemporary consumer’s needs.” In his role as chairman, Esposito is responsible for helping to build strategic relationships, find talented people to join the Real McCoy team and assist with sales and marketing advice. About Real McCoy Spirits Bill McCoy was the pioneer rum runner of the Prohibition era who became a household name for selling only the best quality unadulterated spirits, known as “The Real McCoy.” While making a PBS documentary about McCoy, filmmaker Bailey Pryor was inspired to make a rum brand that matched the legend of “the Real McCoy”. The Real McCoy is a small batch artisan spirit crafted by fourth general Master Distiller Richard Seale at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados and uses only the finest blackstrap molasses and pure spring water. In McCoy’s Prohibition Tradition, the multi-award winning suite of 3, 5, and 12 year aged single blended rums are unadulterated – there are no added sweeteners or flavorings. The rums are produced in a rare combination of column and artisan pot stills, then authentically aged in heavy char American oak bourbon barrels. The Real McCoy is available in NY, IL, CA, CT, MA, NJ, FL, WI, GA, CO, TX and RI.

Real McCoy Spirits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Real McCoy Spirits founded?

    Real McCoy Spirits was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Real McCoy Spirits's headquarters?

    Real McCoy Spirits's headquarters is located at 35 Pearl Street, Mystic.

  • What is Real McCoy Spirits's latest funding round?

    Real McCoy Spirits's latest funding round is Unattributed - V.

  • How much did Real McCoy Spirits raise?

    Real McCoy Spirits raised a total of $12.17M.

  • Who are the investors of Real McCoy Spirits?

    Investors of Real McCoy Spirits include Paycheck Protection Program, Constellation Brands and Spirits Capital Partners.

  • Who are Real McCoy Spirits's competitors?

    Competitors of Real McCoy Spirits include Ten to One Rum and 4 more.


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