The George Remus brand is named for one of the country’s most notorious bootleggers. The lawyer turned whisky baron was a complex figure in the tumultuous era of American history. Having noticed that the Volstead act allowed for the sale of already manufactured whisky for medicinal purposes, he began buying up stocks from throughout the country. He used his legal whisky business as cover for the illicit trade, staging heists of his “medicinal” products and having them resold illegally. A proper gangster, Remus was also famous for his elaborate parties and this whisky is meant to capture that rebellious spirits. Bottled at a formidable 94 proof without chillfiltration, it’s aged at least over four years, but likely has several cherry picked old casks included in the blend.