MGP Ingredients, owner of George Remus Bourbon, has released George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
This is a high-rye blend of bourbon whiskies aged over four years. The re-release of this brand includes a new bottle design. The whiskey is distilled in Indiana.
George Remus was a Cincinnati lawyer and active bootlegger during the Prohibition era. Known as “King of the Bootleggers,” Remus owned many American distilleries, the company says, and became a multi-millionaire before losing it all. It has been claimed that he inspired the notorious character of Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
MGP acquired the George Remus whiskey label in November 2016 from Queen City Whiskey Co.
George Remus Bourbon retails for a suggested $44.99 per 750-ml bottle, and is available as of June 2017 in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and Nebraska, and in Minnesota as of July 1, 2017. Additional markets will be announced.