Review: George Remus Bourbon

A new bottle arrived on the shelves in local liquor stores in the past few months – George Remus Bourbon. A $45 bourbon named after yet another Prohibition-era figure. It’s not age stated (“aged over 2 years” is found on the back label) and 93.8 proof.

None of those facts, alone, probably registers much of a tremor on the seismograph. And yet, this bottle is a conversation starter.

Where to begin? Let’s start with the name – George Remus.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: Week 3

It may just be because it feels like it’s August outside, but it’s hard to believe that September is nearing its final week. Time flies when you’re having fun drinking bourbon at Monarch during National Bourbon Heritage Month.

In case you haven’t heard, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

We’ll be chronicling our celebration as we move through the punch card.

Elijah Craig Small Batch (94 proof) 

Elijah Craig Small Batch

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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017 Release

It is starting to feel like a ritual to usher in the Fall season, and at last, it’s here: the 2017 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection release announcement.

BTAC 2017

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection was first introduced a little over ten years ago. It features five whiskeys (two ryes and three bourbons) that are some of the most highly sought-after in the market. Each is a pillar in the limited edition whiskey industry.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: Week 2

Week 2 of National Bourbon Heritage Month has come and gone. In case you haven’t heard, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

We’ll be chronicling our celebration as we move through the punch card.

During week 2, we had the following four bourbons:

Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon (90 proof)

Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon

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