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Saturday, June 20, 2020

MGP announces Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV coming in September

MGP has announced the release of their 4th edition of Remus Repeal Reserve hitting shelves in September of this year to coincide with National Bourbon Month. Remus Repeal Reserve is MGP's spirit to commemorate Prohibition Repeal Day that occurs on December 5th... at which point, it will reach full distribution.

About this new release, Vice President of Brands Andrew Mansinne says:
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. 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.
Remus Repeal Reserve is an annual release from MGP that features a unique mash bill each year. However, the signature is a high rye content. This year's edition is a mixture of two mash bills from 2008. The first comprises 77% of the bourbon and had a mash bill consisting of 21% rye. The second makes up the remaining 23% and has a mash bill consisting of 36% rye. 

As mentioned, this will start to hit shelves in September and will come with an MSRP of $84.99 for a 750ml bottle. It is bottled at 100 proof (50% alcohol). The tasting notes provided by MGP are: Rich caramel, candied fruit spice and toasted oak. The palate offers baking spices and oak, with a lingering finish of rye spice.

My Take

It's crazy to think this is the second Remus Repeal Reserve article I've written. Like last year, there is a lot to get excited about. I really like the art deco styling of the bottle and I appreciate the 100 proof. Ideally this would be bottled at cask strength, but I understand bringing it down to 100 proof. The price is what would be expected for a bourbon that is 12 years old... so with that, if I see this out and about, I'm going to pick it up. The last two releases have been available in Ohio, so fingers crossed we'll see this in the fall. 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section.

Source: MGP

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