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.
Rebel Yell Small Batch Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is handcrafted according to the original, time-honored Rebel Yell recipe developed in 1849. Bottled at a slightly higher proof (90.6) than Rebel Yell 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 on the finish.