REBEL YELL Kentucky Straight Bourbon ~ KENTUCKY, USA
84/100 - Distiller's score
SILVER - Bourbon - Aged up to 7 Years 2017 The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business)
Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is handcrafted according to the original, time-honored Rebel Yell recipe developed in 1849.
Nose - Honey, butter and raisins.
Mouth - The expected touch of spiciness is immediately apparent on the palate, followed by overwhelming raisin overtones, burnt caramel and slight ash.
Finish - Eerily reminiscent of white dog, peppery, and again syrupy as it was on the nose.
The original recipe for Rebel Yell dates back to 1849, when it was invented at what would later become the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
In 1936, nearly a century after the original recipe was developed, former Louisville Mayor Charles F. Farnsley officially registered the “Rebel Yell” brand, distilling the bourbon limited batches for exclusive distribution in the southern United States. This practice lasted all the way into the 1980s, when the Stitzel-Weller Distillery was disbanded and Rebel Yell found its way into the hands of LUXCO Spirited Brands.
Luxco’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed them to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products as they produce and market a wide array of products across all categories.