Normally found on
the bottle shelf, Rebel Yell isn't a name generally associated with high
quality spirits. Since acquiring the brand, Luxco has introduced a
variety of premium whiskeys in an effort to revitalize public perception.
This fall, Rebel Yell single barrel hit the market in limited
quantities, and you’ll have to reach for the top shelf this time to find it.
This 10 year, single barrel offering continues the tradition of using wheat instead
of rye; sourced by Heaven Hill Distillery, we can assume it’s the Larceny
Details: -Single Barrel #4744359 -100 proof -10 years old -Price: $49
Nose: This effortlessly identifies itself as a full
bodied whiskey. Sweet corn, sugar cookies, and caramel combine for a
robust sweetness. A heavy nuttiness, cinnamon, and tobacco spice mingle pleasantly to
form a sophisticated aroma.
Taste: Velvety smooth with an initial touch of maple syrup,
cinnamon, and peanut. This is followed by a healthy amount of tobacco spice on
the back end. A distinct herbal tone adds complexity for a well-balanced
Finish: Medium in length with sweetness
Conclusion: I have no doubt this single barrel offering is going to
change the way the brand is perceived. The well balanced, full bodied flavor
fills a void in the current market of hard to find wheated
bourbons. Appropriately priced at just under $50, it’s not going to cost
you an arm or a leg either. I definitely recommend getting your hands on some
Rebel Yell single barrel bourbon.