Remus Repeal is one of MGP’s own brands, part of their push to expand their own consumer-facing lineup and probably rely less on contract distillation and aging (I hear it’s becoming quite expensive to source from them). For better or worse, MGP is best known for selling its whiskey to third parties such as Smooth Ambler and Barrell to name a few, not for their home-grown brands such as Remus Repeal and Rossville Union, but that may be starting to change.
Anyways, Remus Repeal was created to commemorate the end of prohibition (yay), and as Series 3 hints, 2019 marks the 3rd release of this bourbon. Each release so far has hovered around 10-11 years old, and MGP has been kind enough to clearly label how each Remus Repeal was blended. Series 3 is labeled as follows:
– 78% 2008 bourbon 21% rye (11 years)
– 12% 2007 bourbon 21% rye (12 years)
– 10% 2008 bourbon, 36% rye (11 years)
I applaud MGP’s transparency and think it’s a nice touch for whiskey nerds like myself. Let’s spend some time with Remus Repeal Series 3 bourbon to find out if this is a worthy drink to celebrate the end of prohibition.