Put Your Knowledge To The Test
We’re sure the 20th Amendment, and its focus on moving presidential and congressional term dates, was important. But it didn’t do a thing for George Remus, who used the 18th Amendment and subsequent Volstead Act to build his empire.
R.T. Dickerson actually prosecuted George Remus in one of his many trials, alleging he broke a mere few thousand laws. On the other hand, Jess Smith was his connection to those in power, while George Connors was considered King George’s right-hand man.
Two of the distilleries that massively expanded George Remus’ empire were his purchases of the Fleishmann Distillery, known as Death Valley, and the Squibb Distillery, located near the site of our current distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
You don’t become The King of the Bootleggers by giving away your bourbon. And you also don’t get the name King George by giving out subpar party favors. At his 1922 party, he reportedly gave all the men diamond stickpins and the women a new Pontiac car.
Mint Juleps might have been a popular choice at King George’s parties, but using grenadine for the recipe wasn’t. Want to make your own? Here’s how:
2 oz GEORGE REMUS Bourbon
.25 oz Raw Sugar Syrup
8 Mint Leaves