The United States Bartenders’ Guild Rhode Island (USBG RI) chapter hosted members and guests for The Real McCoy Rum brand educational session on April 17 at Cook & Brown Public House in Providence. The Real McCoy Rum Brand Specialist Abigail Miller presented while participants worked on a “DIY” Tiki mug, which paired cocktail craft with decorative craft. The award-winning suite of 3-, 5-, and 12-Year Aged Straight Rums are unadulterated with no added sugars or perfumes. The Real McCoy Rum line is small-batch, artisan-crafted by its fourth generation master distiller using blackstrap molasses and pure spring water. The rums are single-distilled in a combination of column and artisan pot stills, and then authentically aged in heavy char American oak bourbon barrels. The rum is named for Bill McCoy, the pioneer rumrunner of the Prohibition era.
Photos by Chris Almeida.