Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon is the latest release in the series from the Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP). It is a blend of bourbons distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and aged from 9-16 years. Previous releases have received significant acclaim. So what's it like? Read our full review to find out!

Remus Repeal Reserve
Series VII
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Ross & Squibb Distillery
100 Proof
MSRP: $99.99
Review

Please enjoy our Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review by Ray Marcano!

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon is so smooth I never would have guessed it would be 100 proof.

History

This is the 7th release of the annual series, and this one contains five bourbons aged from nine to 16 years. Remus Bourbon is a brand line belonging to Ross & Squibb Distillery (formerly known as MGP). Several previous releases have received raves in the bourbon community, earning Best in Class and Master and Double Platinum medals in various competitions. Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon contains:

  • 6% of 2007 Bourbon (21% rye)
  • 26% of 2013 Bourbon (21% rye)
  • 26% of 2013 Bourbon (36% rye)
  • 21% of 2014 Bourbon (21% rye)
  • 21% of 2014 Bourbon (36% rye)

Tasting Notes – Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn glass

👉🏻Nose: Candied pecans, caramel, vanilla

👉🏻Taste: Maple, caramel, cherry licorice, nuts

👉🏻Finish: Vanilla, caramel, maple

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review (Photo: Ross & Squibb Distillery)
Photo credit: Ross & Squibb Distillery
Summary

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon is a smooth drinker with all of the classic bourbon notes. You’ll get sweetness on the nose before the cherry licorice that explodes on the tongue. That cherry follows with maple and caramel and gives off a thick mouthfeel. The long finish brings out all the flavors with just a little heat, enough to warm you on a fall night. Some 47% of the bourbon comes from the high rye releases, and that’s stunning. The only hint of spice comes via that little heat on the finish.

Conclusion

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon is an absolute “YES” buy. The $99.99 price tag (and up) is now, unfortunately, the going rate for premium bourbons, and limited-edition Remus falls into the category. Really, it’s one of the better bourbons at the $100 price point. You’ll probably have the same problem I do — I want to drink too much of it too fast.

We hope you have enjoyed our Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review by Ray Marcano! Ray publishes a free monthly newsletter, The Bourbon Resource. You can subscribe here. Would you like to read about other whiskeys related to this one? Then check out our George Remus Single Barrel Bourbon Review and Old Ezra 7 Rye Revie!

Note: Ross & Squibb provided all the samples reviewed this month without any special considerations. The Bourbon Resource appreciates Ross & Squibb.

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