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MGP Debuts Another Bourbon Under Its George Remus Brand

“If you’re going to drink MGP, why not get it straight from the source?” Sorta makes sense, huh? That was the final line we put in our review of George Remus Bourbon some months back. This brand was acquired by industrial distillery MGP out of Indiana late last year, giving it an outlet to showcase more transparently the work its distillers and blenders are capable of without hiding behind another brand’s labeling. MGP is now back again with another bottling under Remus, entitled Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon.

Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon, according to those behind it, is a high rye style that allowed the distillery team to experiment with their various mash bills and reserves of aged bourbon. It is said to be a medley of two mash bills from 2005/2006. The bourbon is comprised of 50%, 2005 Bourbon (21% Rye); 15%, 2006 Bourbon (36% Rye); and 35%, 2006 Bourbon (21% Rye).

Bottled at 94 proof, this Indiana bourbon is packaged in an art deco bottle and priced at around $75. It will debut on November 13, the birthdate of its namesake George “King of the Bootleggers” Remus, in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and will be presented in a series of events leading up to December 5, Repeal Day, which is the celebration of the end of Prohibition.

“Remus Repeal Reserve is our most complex release to-date, and you can taste it in the glass,” said Andrew Mansinne, Vice President of Brands, MGP Ingredients, in a prepared statement. “It starts out on the palate with sweet, buttery toffee, and gives way to spicier rye, raisin and fig, and then comes back full circle. That layering of flavors stems from the talent of our distillery team to weave multiple mash bills into a beautifully smooth style intended for sipping and pure pleasure.”

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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