King of Bootleggers: The Story of George Remus

Today, we are taking a look at the life of George Remus, also known as the “King of the Bootleggers”. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1879, Remus was a highly successful lawyer and business man who made a fortune during prohibition from bootlegging.

Remus used his legal knowledge to craft clever loopholes in order to become one of the most successful bootleggers of the era. He used his connections with corrupt politicians and law enforcement officials to protect him from prosecution and generate huge profits for himself. He owned multiple distilleries, including Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Despite his success in bootlegging, Remus was eventually arrested by federal agents and charged on 3,000 counts. After a court found him guilty he served one year in prison before being released on parole. Following his release he continued to live and work in Cincinnati until suffering a stroke in August 1950.

For the next two years he lived at a boarding house in Covington under the care of a nurse before passing away on January 20th 1952 at 73 years old. Even though it has been over 70 years since his death, King George's legacy lives on through George Remus which is still carefully crafted at Squibb Distillery located above the Miami Aquifer.

In summary, George Remus was an incredibly successful business man who took advantage of loopholes during Prohibition to make a fortune as a bootlegger. His legacy continues today through his bourbon wich is carefully crafted at Squibb Distillery located above the Miami Aquifer.

The Fate of George Remus

George Remus was an American contractor, who ran the firm Washington Contracting untl he suffered a stroke in August 1950. For the next two years, he lived in a boarding house in Covington and was cared for by a nurse. Sadly, on January 20th 1952, Remus passed away at the age of 73. His memory lives on as a respected business figure in American history.

The Arrest of George Remus

George Remus was caught ater federal agents conducted an investigation into his activities. They discovered that he had bribed a high official in the Department of Justice in exchange for protection from prosecution. After gathering evidence, they arrested him and brought charges against him on 3,000 counts. A court ultimately found him guilty and sentenced him accordingly.

Who Produces George Remus Whiskey?

George Remus is crafted by the historic Ross & Squibb Distillery, located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This 170-year old distillery was one of King George's largest distilleries during Prohibition and sits atop the pure Miami Aquifer. The Ross & Squibb Distillery uses traditional methods and time-honored recipes to produce high-quality, flavorful whiskey that has been enjoyed by generations of whiskey drinkers. Their George Remus Bourbon is made with a selection of grains including corn, and wheat, wich are carefully selected for flavor and aged in charred white oak to reach its desired flavor profile. Through their commitment to quality, Ross & Squibb Distillery ensures that each bottle of George Remus Bourbon brings out the best flavors of the bourbon.

The Most Notable Bootlegger

The most famous bootlegger of all time is undoubtedly George Remus. Born in 1876, Remus began his career as an apothecary in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early 1920s, he saw an opportunity to make a fortune from Prohibition and began producing and distributing illegal liquor. His network of bootleggers quickly grew to span multiple states, and he earned the nickname “King of the Bootleggers” for his success.

Remus was so successful that his criminal activities attracted the attention of federal authorities, who eventually charged him with violating the Volstead Act. He was convicted in 1921 and spent two years in prison befre being released in 1923. After his release, Remus returned to running a successful legal business until his death in 1933.

Today, Remus is remembered primarily for his role as one of the most influential bootleggers of all time. His legacy has been kept alive through the award-winning family of George Remus Bourbons, which are named in his honor.

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George Remus was an ambitious entrepreneur whose career highlight was becoming the “King of the Bootleggers” during Prohibition. Although his wealth and power were gained through illegal activities, he had a devoted following and amassed a considerable fortune. Sadly, he suffered a stroke in 1950, living out his last two years in a boarding house. On January 20, 1952, George Remus passed away at 73 years old after being found guilty on 3,000 counts of bribery and other federal charges. His legacy lives on through the Ross & Squibb Distillery where George Remus Bourbon is carefully crafted to this day.

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