Remus Gatsby Reserve 2023

Not since Smooth Ambler was sending 15, 17, and 19 yr old MGP out into the world for under $100 more than a decade ago have a tasted a 15+ year old MGP, let alone a cask strength version at 98.1 proof!!! If you are planning to go out and chase pappy and btac, hold up, because this year’s 15yr Remus Gatsby Reserve may just be the ultimate spoiler. Nose of pure bourbon candy with complex herbs and sweet creams firing on all cylinders from the glass. On the palate, the perfect amount of old oak, dark and deepening at first with red fruit, then lifting mid-palate back to the signature sweetness and drinkability inherent in all MGP. Liquid candy corn! I never thought I’d see supply from MGP get this old again, but of course they’re wanting $300 for it, but truthfully that’s about exactly right in terms of price, rarity, and the market as it exists today. It’s rare that a new bourbon release has an age statement this high, and even more rare when it doesn’t disappoint for the price. Try one…well worth it.