Made to commemorate Prohibition Repeal Day, Series III is a limited bottling that debuts annually on November 13, the birthdate of brand namesake George Remus. It follows similarly timed releases in 2018 and 2017.
“Remus Repeal Reserve is now in its third year and delivers a bold, high-rye profile that weaves the best of our 2007/2008 bourbons into a beautifully smooth style,” says Andrew Mansinne, Vice President of Brands, MGP.
Named after the “King of the Bootleggers,” Remus Repeal Reserve is an annual series from George Remus Bourbon, made at MGP’s historic, 170-year-old distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Created in MGP’s signature high-rye style, the recipe changes each year, allowing the distillery team to experiment with their various mash bills and cask-aged reserves.
Remus Repeal Reserve Series III is a medley of mash bills from 2007/2008. It is comprised of 12% 2007 bourbon (21% rye); 78% 2008 bourbon (21% rye); and 10% 2008 bourbon (36% rye).
The aroma reveals maple with caramel, candied fruit, chocolate, baking spice, smoke and leather, the company says, with a palate of caramelized brown spice and a hint of rye on the finish.
Remus Repeal Reserve Series III retails for a suggested price of $84.99 per 750-ml bottle.
MGP is also planning a holiday release of Remus Volstead Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a bottled-in-bond, 14-year aged bourbon timed with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Prohibition – under the Volstead Act. Remus Volstead Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey retails for a suggested price of $199.99 per 750-ml bottle.
“Remus Volstead Reserve is made from even-older, 14-year aged reserves to further commemorate the Prohibition era and our unique brand story,” says Mansinne. “Remus Volstead Reserve will never be repeated, and is a rare bourbon that coincides with the release of Series III to make this holiday season even more memorable for collectors.”
Both whiskeys are bottled at 100 proof/50% ABV.