All Hail

King George


King of the Bootleggers®

From Apothecary to Kingpin, George Remus created one of the most intricate, successful bootlegging operations of Prohibition. His legend continues today with the family of George Remus Bourbons.


Some rules are
made to be broken.
Prohibition for example.

Saying George Remus was just a bootlegger is like saying Hemingway was just a writer. In the 1920s, if baseball had Ruth, bourbon had Remus.

But this King George didn't reside in England, he was a son of Cincinnati. Starting as an apothecary, he soon found a loophole or two in the Volstead Act to craft bourbon for "medicinal purposes."

Knowing a great opportunity when he saw it, and a great bourbon when he created it, he began his Prohibition empire. And while he respected the Volstead Act, to King George, it was but a mere suggestion.