Made In Lawrenceburg, Remus Repeal Reserve Will Be Available In IN, OH, KY
By Mike Perleberg
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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A new bourbon distilled in the Whiskey City is named for a famous bootlegger.
George Remus was called “King of the Bootleggers” during America’s Prohibition era. He owned many distilleries in the Cincinnati area, even some in southeastern Indiana.
MGP Ingredients, the owners and operators of the 170-year-old Lawrenceburg Distillery, will debut a limited release of its first reserve bourbon this November. It is called George Remus Repeal Reserve.
According to MGPI, Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon is a high rye style that allows the distillery team to experiment with their various mash bills and reserves of aged bourbon. It is 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. Years of fine barrel aging result in distinct maturity, and expert blending by the distillery team creates layers of complexity.
“Remus Repeal Reserve is our most complex release to-date, and you can taste it in the glass,” says Andrew Mansinne, vice president of brands for MGP Ingredients. “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.”
The bourbon will debut on November 13, Remus’ birthday. MGP Ingredients plans to present the label in a series of events leading up to December 5, the anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal in 1933.
The Remus Repeal Reserve will go for $74.99 per 750ml bottle. It will be for sale in limited quantities in select markets in only nine states including Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.