About – “Aged in charred oak barrels for 10 years, this bourbon boasts a unique flavor profile specific to each batch. It’s one-of-a-kind, just like the rebels who drink it.” Rebel Yell is a product of Luxco. The current bottling have been distilled by Heaven Hill, but are custom mashbills for Luxco (Rebel Yell is a wheated mashbill). As the name state this is a single barrel bourbon aged for 10 years. It is semi-allocated, released several times per year, bottled at 100 proof and retails for $60.
Nose – The first thing that jumps out to me is oak. This is obviously well aged. Behind the oak is butterscotch. You can smell that sweetness straight from the bottle as soon as you pop the cork. There is also a bit of baking spice and everything rests on a background of roasted nuts.
Palate – The butterscotch from the nose really stands at the forefront along with those roasted nuts, and a nice presence of vanilla and baking spice. The finish is medium length starting out as butterscotch and moving towards cinnamon and oak.
Score – A
Verdict – Fantastic! Really enjoy the flavor profile it is almost reminiscent of a nice baked good that you would eat for breakfast. As far as wheaters go Rebel Yell holds its own with the Weller line. I recommend buying a bottle if you come across it.