George Remus Bourbon and TILL American Wheat Vodka will partner with Breakthru Beverage as their exclusive Illinois distributor. The agreement is effective immediately on a statewide basis and follows a significant round of new market openings (most recently in Arizona and Minnesota) for both brands. TILL Vodka and George Remus are wholly-owned by MGP Ingredients with operations in Atchison, Kansas and Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
“We are proud of our Midwest roots, and it is particularly exciting to partner with the team at Breakthru to build TILL Vodka and George Remus Bourbon in Illinois,” says Andrew Mansinne, Vice President of Brands, MGP Ingredients. “Illinois ranks as one of the most active beverage markets in the country. We feel naturally at home here and look forward to actively participating in this dynamic craft spirits and cocktail scene.”
The distribution partnership follows MGP’s market expansion plans for TILL American Wheat Vodka and George Remus Bourbon. George Remus, a Bourbon brand named after the legendary “King of the Bootleggers,” is made by MGP Ingredients at their historic Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery. George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a high-rye blend of Bourbon whiskies and is aged over four years. The first series of Remus Repeal Reserve is crafted from 2005/2006 reserve Bourbons and is available in limited quantities. George Remus is currently available in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.