MGP is All-Gold and Best in Class at 2020 Whiskies of the World Competition

Editor note: I was fortunate enough to visit the MGP site in late February and had a series of stories set to go — and then the world changed in dramatic fashion due to the global pandemic. I offer this Press Release as a demonstration of the quality of work done at one of the biggest whiskey production facilities in the world (but treats each product with a small, crafted mindset). The Rossville Rye is truly sublime and its Gold medal speaks to that quality. The Repeal Reserve enjoys extra attention and meticulous blending and crafting — the Best in Class is no surprise to this writer.

Over time, it is certainly my attention to tell the many intriguing stories coming from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and discuss their award-winning portfolio.

George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey received Gold

Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey received Gold.

Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series IV won Gold, Best in Class.

A tasting of MGPs products, including the award winners. (Photo: Mathew Powers)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2020 (Atchison, KS) – MGP is pleased to share that their proprietary brands – George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series IV, and Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – were all awarded Gold Medals at the 2020 Whiskies of the World competition. Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV also received top honors with Best in Class recognition. Remus Repeal Reserve Series IV, a limited annual release from the George Remus family, is set to debut in September. This outstanding result continues another year of quality recognition for the MGP distillery teams in Atchison, KS, and Lawrenceburg, IN.

Whiskies of the World, one of the largest and most popular consumer whisky tasting events in the US, has just announced the results of the Whiskies of the World Awards. In their sixth year, the annual awards are supported by Whiskies of the World’s parent company, International Wine & Spirit Competition. The judging panel includes industry professionals from Austin, Houston and California with strict benchmarks. All the spirits were judged on a 100-point basis, concentrating on appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouth feel and finish.

About George Remus® Bourbon

George Remus, a bourbon brand named after the legendary “King of the Bootleggers,” is made by MGP Ingredients at their historic Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery. George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a high-rye blend of bourbon whiskies, aged over four years, with a hint of vanilla, a maple aroma, and a sweet-yet-characteristic rye flavor (SRP: $39.99/750-ml). Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series IV is crafted from 2008 reserve bourbons and is available in limited quantities (SRP: $84.99/750-ml). George Remus is currently available in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and District of Columbia (DC). Connect with us:, Twitter (@GeorgeRemus), Facebook and Instagram (@GeorgeRemusBourbon).G. Remus Distilling Co., Lawrenceburg, IN, 47% ALC/VOL & 50% ALC/VOL. Be Legendary. Sip Responsibly.

About Rossville Union Straight Rye Whiskey

For nearly 200 years, Lawrenceburg’s master distillers have been perfecting the original handcrafted rye blends in one of America’s last Prohibition-era distilleries. Exclusively from the masters of rye at MGP, Rossville Union is a return to the golden age of rye with an authentic taste perfected in “Whiskey City.” Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey offers a balance of sweet oak with rye spice aged a minimum of four years (SRP: $39.99/750-ml). Boldly bottled at 112.6 proof for indulgent sipping, Rossville Union Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (SRP: $59.99/750-ml) is blended from the finest barrel reserves to deliver a full, but balanced cask-strength rye whiskey with a spicy, caramel-forward taste and a smoky finish. Connect with us: and @RossvilleUnion (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Rossville Distillery, Lawrenceburg, IN, 47% ALC/VOL. & 56.3% ALC/VOL. Sip Masterfully, But Responsibly.

About MGP

Founded in 1941, MGP is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science backed by decades of experience. The company’s proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high-quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  For more information, visit

Press Release published by GREGORY + VINE

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