A Real Conversation About Rum: everything a true rum lover should know
Inspired by real-life Prohibition-era rum-runner Bill McCoy, filmmaker Bailey Pryor launched The Real McCoy rum in 2013—the same year he won five Emmy Awards for the documentary he wrote and directed about Bill McCoy. During the making of the movie, Pryor decided to create a rum like the one McCoy smuggled from the Caribbean to New York in the 1920s. While many other bootleggers diluted their alcohol with turpentine or prune juice, McCoy’s rums were pure and uncut, earning them the moniker “The Real McCoy.”
How Rum is Actually Made: An in-depth discussion about real production techniques from large and small scale producers. Moderator: Bailey Pryor Panelists: Ian Burrell, Richard Seale & Roberto Serralles.