The original time-honored Rebel Yell recipe dates back to 1849, when it was invented at what would become the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. While the distillery became known for the many famous bourbons produced there, its wheated recipes are perhaps most notable for their softer, smoother taste and graceful aging process. More than 150 years later, Rebel Yell is bridging the gap between its proud heritage and modern times to honor the universal spirit of rebellion that lives on in each of us. Rebel Yell has now been refashioned for a new generation of bourbon drinkers to enjoy.
Made from a corn/barley/wheat mashbill. No age statement, but this wheater is clearly quite young. Heavy roasted corn notes dominate the bouquet, with just a touch of baking spice underneath. On the palate, there’s plenty more of that corn character, plus some sweet chocolate notes that emerge only after the corniness begins to fade. This sustains for much longer than you’d think, taking the initially quite rustic whiskey out on a nicely seductive note.