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George Remus Repeal Reserve
TASTE: Honey | Toffee | Baking Spices | Nuts
FINISH: Sweet notes of honey give way to warm baking spice and nuts with an oily mouthfeel. As the sweetness fades, there’s a medium finish of spices with a whisper of mint.
SHARE WITH: Novices may enjoy this one, but I would hold out and share it with folks who are really into bourbon. MGP fans will especially enjoy it.
WORTH THE PRICE: When I first heard this was coming out, I thought an MSRP of $74.99 was about right. However, I didn’t realize that it would only be 94 proof. If it had been 100 proof or higher, I’d be more inclined to agree with the price. But as it stands I think it’s a bit overpriced. To be more exact, I think it the price should be between $55 and $60.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: The price dictates that I recommend you try this at a bar first. Unless of course dropping $74.99 for a 94 proof bottle of bourbon doesn’t faze you in the slightest.
OVERALL: This George Remus Repeal Reserve expression is a step from the everyday George Remus bourbon that I reviewed several months ago. It’s not quite the “big hitting” bourbon I was hoping for back then, but it’s a step in the right direction. If you’re a fan of some of the barrel strength releases of MGP juice put out under different brand labels, you’ll find the nose on this one familiar. And while that will get your attention the taste falls a bit short due to the lower proof. It’s a delicious whiskey – as you’d expect from the folks at MGP, but it’s not legendary – at least not yet. I look forward to what comes next in this line from MGP. I can only hope that a barrel strength version of George Remus is in the pipeline.
Disclaimer: MGP Ingredients provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.