About Rebel Small Batch Reserve 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.
Rebel Bourbon Small Batch Reserve is handcrafted according to the original, time-honored Rebel Bourbon recipe developed in 1849. Bottled at a slightly higher proof (90.6) than Rebel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the Small Batch Reserve has a complex aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla and brown sugar, which leads to similar flavors on the palate, along with notes of wheat crackers and sugar cereal. The finish is subtle, with hints of orange peel and dark chocolate rounding things out.
Rebel Small Batch Reserve earned the Gold Medal at The American Whiskey Masters in 2017, and 2018.
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There are not many things more American than bourbon, and although most of it is produced in Kentucky, it can be produced all over the USA.
It must be made with at least 51% corn and bottled at 40% ABV or higher. So why not give this American classic a try?
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