MGP Ingredients will launch Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV Straight Bourbon Whiskey this coming September.
Produced to commemorate Prohibition Repeal Day, Series IV is a limited annual release, and reaches full distribution by Prohibition Repeal Day, December 5.
This year, Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV plans for an early fall release (timed with National Bourbon Month in September), and will roll out with a series of consumer tastings and events with focus on the birthdate of George Remus (Nov. 13) and Prohibition Repeal Day (Dec. 5).
“Now in its fourth year, our Remus Repeal Reserve program has exceeded expectations and allows us to showcase the character of our extensive, aged bourbon reserves and blending expertise,” says Andrew Mansinne, Vice President of Brands, MGP. “Series IV delivers a bold, high-rye character and a beautifully balanced profile that reflects 12 years of age. We’re delighted to offer our next release earlier this fall to respond to consumer demand, and will also support an extensive tasting and education effort throughout our growing distribution network.”
Named after the “King of the Bootleggers,” Remus Repeal Reserve is an annual series from George Remus Bourbon, created at MGP’s historic, 173-year-old distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Made in a 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 IV contains two mash bills from 2008. It is comprised of 77% bourbon (21% rye) and 23% bourbon (36% rye). Series IV has aromas of caramel, candied fruit spice and toasted oak, the company says. The palate offers baking spices and oak, with a lingering finish of rye spice.
Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV retails for a suggested price of $84.99 per 750-ml bottle, and will be available in limited quantities as of this coming September. It is bottled at 100 proof.
Earlier this year, MGP announced single-barrel programs for both their Remus and Rossville Union whiskey brands.