Rebel Kentucky 100 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
ABV 50% | Proof 100
A 100 proof edition of Rebel Bourbon – which means its bottled up at 50% ABV, in case you’re not too familiar with the alcohol measurement system from across the pond. It’s a wheated bourbon, so there’ll be oodles of creamy, softly peppery notes to enjoy, all bolstered by the additional strength behind it.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
From the first sniff, this Bourbon lets you know who’s boss with notes of roasted nuts, berry preserves, toffee, oak, and a bit of cocoa.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the tongue you get more of the same with the addition of biscuits and warm butter.
The finish is medium length with a distinct PB&J sandwich tone.
About Rebel 100 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Rebel Bourbon's history dates back to 1849 when William Larue Weller of the W. L. Weller & Sons Company invented the famous recipe that pioneered a wheat-based mash bill to replace rye. This very recipe represented a base for many famous bourbons that were later produced at the Stitzel-Weller distillery. In 1936, the "Rebel Yell" brand was officially registered as a brand of Kentucky bourbon by a former Louisville mayor Charles F. Farnsley.
At the time, only limited batches of bourbon were available exclusively for distribution in the southern United States. In the 1980s, this changed when Rebel Bourbon was acquired by LUXCO Spirited Brands. This was also the decade when Rebel Bourbon, at the time still known under the Rebel Yell brand, became popular with rock stars such as Keith Richards, introducing the bourbon to Billy Idol who later dedicated a whole song to the Rebel Yell bottle. Throughout the years, Rebel Bourbon has remained loyal to its rebellious roots and today, more than 150 years later, it is produced at Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon – bringing together its heritage and modern tastes.
This 100-proof version of award-winning Rebel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is handcrafted according to the original, time-honored Rebel Yell recipe developed in 1849. The higher proof takes the wheated bourbon to another level with a prominent sweetness and added heat while retaining its smoothness, honey, and dried fruit notes.
The nose opens with caramel, honey, and wood notes, with some orange zest, spice, and cocoa as well. The sweetness gives way to a pleasant heat on the palate, along with oak, vanilla, corn, some orange zest, and peppery spice notes. The oak, corn, and spice linger through the finish.
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