With a Rebel Bourbon, you’ll cry "more, more, more!"
The story goes that Billy Idol was doing shots with the Rolling Stones at a party. Keith Richards just loved him some hard liquor and he was fond of Rebel Bourbon — he’s the one who brought the bottle. Billy liked the name and asked the gents if he could borrow it for a song title (Rebel Yell). If you are a music fan like we are, that’s reason enough to buy it right there.
The original Rebel Bourbon Whiskey was made by the W. L. Weller & Sons Company. And though that distillery popped into existence in 1849, it wasn’t until the mid-1900s that they started bottling American Whiskeys under the Rebel Bourbon brand. Anyway, the name was passed around from company to company for a bit, garnering awards left and right, their Wheated Bourbon proving a hit. Since the early 1980s, the label has been lovingly tended to by American Whiskey-lover David Sherman’s beverage company, Luxco.
But Rebel Small Batch Rye Whiskey is a real solid Spirit — chock-full of flavor and spice. But it’s not "punch you in the face with pepper" spice like a lot of Johnny-come-lately brands. It’s more like "kissing a southern girl wearing cinnamon lip gloss" kind of spicy. And at a healthy 45% ABV, we think that this little rebel will make one heck of a bodacious Manhattan.