Remus Volstead 14 Year Bottled in Bond, part of their line of Remus-branded bourbons including George Remus and Remus Repeal, was a 2019 one-time release of 6,000 bottles to commemorate the end of prohibition. While the timing of the release is interesting, MGP directly selling their own 14 year old bourbon is even more so because it was likely their oldest direct release to date. In the past, most 12+ year old MGP Indiana bourbon has come from other companies who bought it from MGP then sell it under their own brands (e.g., Widow Jane, Belle Meade, Boone County to name a few).
I’m glad MGP is starting to lean into their own brands because MGP bourbon and rye are some of my favorites. With something like Remus Volstead being a limited release and meant to commemorate a major event in whiskey history, MGP should have the pick of their best barrels, so I’m curious how they chose to create this blend. Let’s find out how good of a job they did in this Remus Volstead 14 Year Bottled in Bond review.