American Whiskey - Bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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90th Percentile
This score falls in the 90th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Rebel Yell bourbon is meant to invoke Southern sympathies for the "old South." The brand has been around since 1849 but for a period of dormancy prior to 1961. A few blogs mention it being a "wheated" bourbon, meaning after the requisite corn, it will have a higher-than-usual percentage of wheat, which tends to soften and smooth a flavor profile. The brand is owned by Luxco International of Missouri but it is made by Bernheim in Kentucky under the ownership of Heaven Hills, which we have listed here as the producer.

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This bottle has 12 ratings and 11 reviews.
cgtboy1988 cgtboy1988 (119)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-11-08)
Interesting and a bit unbalanced, but a great bargain. Though the sweetness is just right in between dry and overly sweet, this bourbon is a bit bitter oak heavy without a lot of complexity to back it up. There is a bit of burn. That said, it shines in its price point. Less sweet than most of the others- Evan, Jim- that I would go to at this price, which makes it a lot more pleasant. Iced down a bit makes it a lot more pleasant as well, though it still lacks some complexity. Got my bottle for $10, which is a great price for a decent quality bourbon.
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RumKnocker RumKnocker (3)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-09-22)
The smell is very strong but the taste defies the smell. The taste comes across slightly sweet with a very easy finish that has just a bit of back burn. This is really a smooth whiskey that for the price point is a really good deal. I do like a bit more of a bite in my whiskey but this one is still very impressive. As smooth as this one is I think a person could get into trouble quickly if a person was not watching what they were doing.
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flintquatch flintquatch (211)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-08-31)
Smokey and super burn on the finish. Decent but Ive had better for equal price.
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tsmosher84 tsmosher84 (2)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-02-11)
I wanted to like this bourbon a lot as I am a big fan of wheaters and also a big fan of bargains. Some swigs taste very good with a pleasant sweetness - everything a bourbon should be! However, some swigs carry an unpleasant bitterness (reminds me of a cheap scotch) that is very offputting. Very smooth - a little bit of bite. Not entirely terrible, but I'd rather get a bottle of Benchmark.
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DakotaGuy DakotaGuy (73)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-07-24)
Nothing complex and a short finish...but I found the flavor to be quite pleasant. A very solid three. For the price I would have no problem buying this again.
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Nurgle Nurgle (7)
Rating: 2.0 (2014-03-06)
tolerable with lots of ice or a mixer. This stuff is rough with little flavor. Pros-comes in a glass bottle, and it's cheapish. Cons-taste, pale color, aroma, quality overall-If you want a cheap bourbon, Very old Barton, Benchmark or Evan williams are much better choices.
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Jackstraw Jackstraw (11)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-02-17)
Good flavor but weak. I am left wanting more but it is not there. I read (somewhere) somebody else wrote Rebel ‘Whisper’ which sums it up well. Good for the price, other better ones out there for a little more. I would get it again only to make vanilla extract as Christmas presents for the woman folk.
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philspirit philspirit (2)
Rating: 2.0 (2012-12-14)
I don't know what went wrong with this bourbon - maybe this is what wheaty bourbons are like; or maybe someone just dropped some cheap cigars in the barrel. I'm not a great fan of the thin body, but it's really the finish that kills it for me: long, slow, bitter, and unpleasant.
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ohio_outlaw ohio_outlaw (10)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-09-14)
Good cheap bourbon.  One of the handful of "wheat" bourbons.  Not very strong or complex, but very smooth.  Nice for when you want bourbon but don't want to shell out a lot of cash.  
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scalihan scalihan (44)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-06-06)
Good bourbon for the buck. While it didnt Shell me I appreciated how smooth it was. Very smooth bourbon. You may say it lacks any distinguishing characteristic. You may say its a bit bland. But, you wont say "man, I spent too much money on that one". Aaaaaand Clint Shell rules.
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aslezak aslezak (28)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-09-27)
This is a very spicy wheated bourbon.  The flavor is excellent for the price, if you can handle it.  Highly recommended.
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