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.
Expressive fruit-filled aromas, dominated by cherry, raspberries, and blueberries, then the wheated grain notes that are often found in wheat beers. A complex palate of cherry, orange zest at the forefront before cinnamon, nutmeg, dark brown sugar, and dark chocolate take over. It hits sweet at first, before its more robust and oak focused side quickly takes over. Equal parts dank and dusty, this bourbon tastes old, perhaps older than its age statement implies. With so many rich flavors present, it does well to allow them to stand out on their own, yet blend together into a cohesive flavor profile as well. Rich charred oak reigns supreme and brings with it some dryness and faint bitterness. The wheat grain once again pops up in the lingering finish.