George Remus is MGP’s in house brand and I’ve been a fan of several of their releases so far so I was excited to get the chance to help with a barrel pick earlier this year. Since I was part of the group that picked the barrel I’m a little biased but I think it’s a great pick. No review/score but here are my tasting notes:
Age: 6 years
Abv: 123.7 proof
Nose: Sweet with vanilla, caramel and honey notes with a bit of spice underneath
Taste: Sweet fruit, more vanilla, caramel, warm spice and slightly tannic oak towards the end.
Finish: Long and lingering with cinnamon, oak and vanilla notes.
I think this was better than most of the recent 5 year SAOS picks and I’m very much looking forward to some older single barrels coming out of George Remus!
TL;DR: Younger MGP that’s on the sweet side and drinks well below it’s proof