Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon Review (2023)

The Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon, crafted by Ross & Squibb Distillery, is a 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskey that celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. The 2023 edition features a delectable flavor profile with notes of cherry and crème brûlée, making it hard to stop at one glass. While it’s a significant investment at $200, it’s a worthy consideration for special occasions or as personal splurge. To learn more about it, read our full review.
Remus Gatsby Reserve
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
15 Year Old
Cask Strength
2023 Release
Ross & Squibb Distillery
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
MSRP: $199.99
Review

Please enjoy our Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon Review by Ray Marcano!

Yes. Keep buying it.

History

 It’s the same as last year: The Remus Gatsby Reserve, celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby,” which examines prohibition-era America during the Jazz age. The bourbon, crafted by master distiller Ian Stirsman and his team at Ross & Squibb Distillery, is made with 15-year-old reserves of straight bourbon whiskey. Remus Gatsby Reserve was first released in 2022. The 2023 edition is the second annual release.

Mash Bills

The 2023 Remus Gatsby Reserve features two bourbon mash bills:
-75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt
-60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley malt

Tasting Notes – Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn glass

👉🏻Nose: Praline, caramel, honey
👉🏻Taste: Cherry, crème Brûlée, pepper, mint
👉🏻Finish:  Warm, honey, vanilla, long, pepper

Bottle - Remus Gatsby Bourbon Review
Summary

There are some differences between the 2022 and 2023 Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbons. When tasting, I got more butterscotch, maple syrup, and oak on the ’22 and more sweetness on the finish. The 2023’s flavors, though, balance just as well. The crème brulee and cherry make a marvelous combination, so much so that it’ll be tough to stop at one glass.

Conclusion

I like the 2022 a bit better than the 2023 Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon, but that’s saying you prefer Jordan to LeBron. Spending $200 is a lot for any bourbon. But if you have a birthday coming up, and a group of friends willing to pool their money, ask for this.

Have you tried this bourbon? What do you think?

We hope you have enjoyed this review by Ray Marcano! Ray publishes a free monthly newsletter, The Bourbon Resource. You can subscribe here. Would you like to read Ray’s review of the 2022 release of this bourbon? Then check out our Remus Gatsby Reserve Review (2022). To learn about a related bourbon, check out Ray’s Remus Highest Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review.

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