MGP Ingredients launches George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey
MGP Ingredients (MGP) has released George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey in select US markets.
The new whiskey is smooth and complex and is produced at MGP's 170-year-old distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
MGP Ingredients' brands vice-president Andrew Mansinne said: "We're whisky lovers and are very proud to offer this updated styling of George Remus Bourbon.
"This is a complex bourbon whisky that showcases our signature, high-rye profile and the talent of our distillation team, who have artfully crafted George Remus Bourbon into a beautiful and bold spirit inspired by George Remus' rebellious and entrepreneurial character."
George Remus was a Cincinnati lawyer who created intricate bootlegging operations of the Prohibition era. Called ‘King of the Bootleggers’, Remus owned several distilleries and became a multi-millionaire but lost it all later.
Last November, MGP acquired George Remus whisky label from Queen City Whiskey Co. in Cincinnati. Since then, the firm has been focusing on building on the brand's reputation in Ohio and Kentucky.
MGP claims that its George Remus Straight Bourbon is a high-rye blend of bourbon whiskies, which have been aged for more than four years and offers a hint of vanilla, a maple aroma, and a rye flavour.
George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available for a suggested retail price of $44.99 per 750ml bottle. It is currently available in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. The drink will be available in Minnesota from 1 July.