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Posted over 5 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This is a excellent white rum. Great sipper, full of that classic rum flavor. This rum has an incredible finish straight up. Not badly priced either.

Posted 9 months ago by Scott T from United States with 120 ratings

Reading some of these reviews, I really gotta wonder. I get no harsh initial burn, no drain cleaner taste, no hot finish - just a solid white rum with enough flavor (mostly unripe banana and coconut ) to make interesting mixed drinks but which is not unpleasant to sip. Maybe someone let their bottle sit in the sun too long? (Very bad for alcohol).

Posted about 1 year ago by Alan from United States with 83 ratings

Toasted coconut, fresh fruit, crisp clean white with much more flavor than the most popular over-distilled neutral spirits that take up most of the white rum shelf space.

Posted about 2 years ago by Cory Wid from United States with 80 ratings

Very well balanced, creamy texture, and with subtle hints of fruit and vanilla. Mixes nicely as a daiquiri, and sips just fine on its own as well. Something tells me it might be good with some cola, but haven't tried it... For $18, no reason to complain.

Posted almost 3 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

It tastes lovely—trademark Foursquare, magnificent blending and balanced sweetness with just a hint of oak. Might be a higher rataing were it not for some alcohol on the nose, which (strangely) only seems to intensify with time. The 40% ABV is also a little weak; fix the alcohol nose, then crank it up a notch, and you've got a real winner. Still, it's head and shoulders above the big brands, and highly recommended.


Posted about 2 months ago by JGiralt from United States with 42 ratings

No alcohol burn. A great light body. notes of coconut with a light oak after taste.

Posted over 1 year ago by henrik pedersen from Denmark with 75 ratings

Den bedste klarer rum jeg har smagt. Kan bestemt bruges til andet end at mixe

Posted almost 2 years ago by Robert Ferron from United Kingdom with 166 ratings

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.

This is a good quality flavoursome white aged in charred American oak for 3 years it's flavour is reminiscent of toasted coconut. Comparable to Flor de Cana 4 and El Dorado 3

Posted about 2 months ago by Djgross144 from United States with 29 ratings

Foursquare has an excellent reputation. Their Probitas I rated higher than this one-which is more expensive and higher proof. Thought I would like this better. Some alcohol burn. Very subtle vanilla flavor. Fine as a mixer, but not a sipper.

Posted 8 months ago by Jaybird from United States with 47 ratings

The rum has a light aroma of fruit and subtle cane. Alcohol is smooth in the nose. The flavor straight up is a bit underwhelming. Nothing bad here just a bit light and one dimensional. Fruity character and warming alcohol. Not hot in my book. Smooth but not a lot of depth to my palate. Nice dry finish.
As a mixer it really does a nice job. Good flavor comes through in more simple cocktails calling for a lightly aged dry rum. I like this or the Flor de Cana 4 extra seco in lighter cocktails like daiquiri, Barbados rum punch, El Presidente and other similar drinks. A bit more character than a light Cuban style rum. A solid rum to have on the shelf and fairly priced.

Posted 10 months ago by je_farley from United States with 101 ratings

Soft to the nose and not my idea of a sipper but like the way it mixed. Soft to the tounge but added to both coke and citrus. Have not blended it yet just tried at the bar but will probably add to my bar.

Posted over 2 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 229 ratings

A relatively neutral nose with subtle unripe fruits like pineapple and banana. Perhaps a little hint of coconut in there as well. The palate is light, delicious and refined with a hint of the fruity notes mentioned above. Leans towards the dry side but not in a tannic way. Great refined white, is you need something that doesn't stand out to much in your cocktail. Can be had neat as well.

Posted over 4 years ago by Marty from United States with 103 ratings

I've been trying this for several weeks, and I just can't put it up there with my faves. I have to say there are many others of like, or better, tastes that are less expensive. Not much sweetness at all. For a sipper, I'm going to choose something golden or dark. This can mix well, but save a few dollars and choose another. If you want to focus on rums that have no additives, give it try, but even then . . .

Posted about 2 years ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 298 ratings

Looking for a premium tequila at my favorite liquor store, it had been a while since I checked their rum section. I expected to find nothing after having rated 107 rums, but there it was! All three of The Real McCoys; 3 year, 5 year, and 12 year. I already tried the 5 year and did not care for it's heavily wooded flavor, so I bought the other two.

I had to test this 3 year old "white" rum against my favorite white rum known as Cana Brava 3 year old from Panama. No contest due to the heavy initial burn on my tongue from this Real McCoy. How it gets it's pale yellow color is beyond me.

On another note, the current obsession with completely dry rums puzzles me. Yes, if one plans to sip these neat, then by all means go for it. However, very few of these dry rums (including this one) are good enough to sip neat. Feeling ripped off in buying this bottle, I used 12 ounces of it to make a 24 ounce batch of original daiquiris. This is one of sour (lime juice), two of sweet, (simple syrup), three of strong (rum), and four of weak (ice added later). With that much simple syrup added, this drink now has more added sugar than one of those sugar bombs. So even if these dry rums are not used to make daiquiris, there is no doubt that whatever is added as a mixer will contain sugar. Can I say, "Colossal DUH!!!!"?

And by the way, this rum is not good enough to drink on the rocks. Having no additives is it's only selling point, which is only an excuse to jack up the price beyond what it is really worth. There are at least six white rums that I would rate better than this one. It is not the worst white rum that I tried, but when price is considered, I will never buy it again.

Posted over 2 years ago by Card from United States with 62 ratings

Clean nose. Honestly not much flavor but smooth with no burn. Definitely best for mixer.

Posted 11 months ago by Tikiducks from United States with 54 ratings

This is a lot hotter then the 5 year. There is some sweetness to it. Makes a good daiquiri.

Posted 11 months ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

It's a black and it's not bad, but nothing special. Another mixer for your well.

Posted over 3 years ago by Barry1981 from Netherlands with 11 ratings

white rum is not my favourite, so don't let yourself mislead by my rating :-)

Posted over 2 years ago by Dennis E Vang from Denmark with 89 ratings

Den rom egnet sig bedst til drinks. Duft af kokus og vanilje. Lidt sprit. Sødme, kokus og vanilje smag.

Posted over 1 year ago by Dan from United Kingdom with 32 ratings

To be fair, I'm biased. I'm not the biggest fan of white rum.

That said, I take no pleasure whatsoever in drinking this without a mixer. Ting makes it better.

Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. The Real McCoy 3y rum bottle and label design is very lame and boring. Harsh alcohol and drain cleaner to the nose and palate. Awful burn at the end. Mix it with Coke and down it goes but just barely.