Rebel Yell
Added on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 03:21 PM
  Bottler: Luxco
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $11 Availability: Wide
Rebel Yell is an old Stitzel-Weller brand now owned by the Luxco Co.  It is a wheated bourbon made by an undisclosed distillery (though very likely Heaven Hill).
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on this is strong with peanut M&Ms, then lemon. The palate is generically sweet but watery with a bit of the peanut M&M note that was on the nose and a bit of navel orange juice, then it dissipates into a flavorless alcohol, really more like water with something chemical mixed into it. This note goes on to dominate the finish. The palate on this flat and dull with very little substance.

It saddens me that they've turned this Stitzel-Weller brand into a vaguely sweet alcoholic water. Even for the price, there are much better bourbons to be had.  

N: Mostly alcoholic and with hints of solvent or spirit. Slightly dry notes of faint grain. A bit of white pepper, a bit of white wine - very faint. Somewhat musty. Faint fruit notes, primarily pear, emerge after a bit of time.


P: Raw sugar, but not overtly sweet like Beam. A bit of table sugar. Slight sourness, a bit of dry wood. Slight papery, fibrous notes - unbleached napkins or popsicle sticks. A bit of pepper but not much. 


F: QUick, a bit of sweetness. The slight raw sugar notes persist, but also go slightly fruity. A bit of canned peach and a bit of pear.


This is one of those whiskeys that show a reasonably strong new make character. It's quite light and doesn't have a lot of presence on the palate or a lot of character overall. It's odd to get these light fruity notes that I'd almost associate with a Glenfiddich. Not much to really care about here.  

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