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 mash of rye, corn, and barley. Distilled in Indiana by MGP, aged two years. Much spicier on the bouquet than the bourbon, with gentler, grain-fueled notes coming up underneath. The palate is surprisingly full of life, with a rounded body that showcases both the spice and the cereal notes, including a bit of cherry fruit on the back end. All in all, the whiskey features a relatively well-balanced structure that belies its youth but showcases an overall better construction. Rebel Yell Rye is an acceptable sipper.