REBEL YELL SMALL BATCH RYE WHISKY ~ KENTUCKY, USA
82/100 - The Whiskey Judge
GOLD - Rye Super Premium 2018 / The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business)
SILVER - Rye Aged up to 7 Years (2017) / The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business)
A small batch rye whiskey from the famous wheated straight bourbon brand Rebel Yell. Made with rye, corn and malted barley. Rebel Yell is aiming to please a crowd, and to do so inoffensively.
Nose - Light caramel and mellow spice.
Mouth - Easy drinking, much spicier in taste than nose. Young, medium-bodied.
Finish - It finishes easily, even a little eagerly. Sweet and spicy.
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.