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A flagship Straight Bourbon proves that MGP saved some of the good stuff for themselves.
George Remus Bourbon is named after a legendary Whiskey-man who operated on both sides of the law during Prohibition, earning the nickname "King of the Bootleggers." The George Remus line-up is comprised of high-rye Bourbons aged over five years. Owned by and made in one of the country’s most historic distilleries (MGP), George Remus is perfectly blended from premium stock to become your go-to Bourbon.
First thing first… George Remus is a line of really good Bourbon. It’s also the first flagship Bourbon produced, owned by MGP. George Remus Straight Bourbon is the entry-level for the range. The mash bill is not stated, but we know that MGP has five Bourbon mash bills in production. And while they could have blended them, we think that the flavor profile suggests their 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley mix. And it’s aged more than five years and bottled without chill-filtration at a lovely 47% ABV.
The brand is named after George Remus — a renowned lawyer and bootlegger from the Prohibition era. He was arrested and convicted and allegedly served as inspiration for the title character The Great Gatsby in the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is sweet with pronounced notes of vanilla, cherries, maple, and toasted rye bread.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is vanilla-forward with plenty of caramel, cocoa, and dried fruits.
The finish is medium length, warm, and sweet with a smoked pepper kick in the back of the throat.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.