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John Esposito Named Chairman of Real McCoy Spirits

March 30, 2017

Industry veteran John Esposito has joined craft producer Real McCoy Spirits as chairman. Esposito brings 40 years of experience in the drinks business to Real McCoy, which markets 3-, 5- and 12-year aged rums under its namesake brand and distributes to 12 states. Most recently, Esposito was CEO of Utah’s High West Distillery, which was recently acquired by Constellation Brands. He has also served as president, Stoli Group USA; CEO, Bacardi North America; and president and CEO of Moët Hennessy USA during his illustrious career. Real McCoy Spirits was founded by Bailey Pryor, who remains CEO of the company. Its rums are made by fourth-generation master distiller Richard Seale at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. —Daniel Marsteller

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