Rebel Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Lux Row Distillers
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • rye
  • orange zest
  • clove
  • oak
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • black pepper

Rebel Bourbon

Rebel Straight Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 45%)
Price $21.99

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Bold and spicy, yet smooth and pleasantly sweet. This Rye is proof that this Rebel can do more than Wheated Bourbon!

Once upon a time, the famous Rebel Bourbon was sold under the Rebel Yell brand. The original Rebel Bourbon was made by the W. L. Weller & Sons Company and it was actually William Larue Weller himself who pioneered replacing rye with wheat in Bourbon. And though the distillery popped into existence in 1849, it wasn’t until the mid-1900s that they started bottling American Whiskeys under the Rebel Yell brand. The formula and branding were actually created by a character named Charles R. Farnsley — who served as both Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, and as a Congressman… politicians and alcohol, right? Today, the brand name is different, but the golden formula is still very much the same.

Now, for some rock star-infused story time: 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 Yell — 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 – you know, the one where he's asking for more, more, more. If you are a music fan like we are, that’s reason enough to buy it right there.

It's not all Wheated Bourbon, though. Rebel Straight Rye Whiskey brings the bold spice notes one would expect, but it's all super well-balanced with sweetness and vanilla. The Rye is bottled at a healthy 90 proof and has garnered several awards for its pleasant balance, including a Double Gold at the SF World Spirits Competition. See ― it doesn't need to be wheated to be a great Rebel! 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Lux Row Distillers
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rye bread is on the nose with citrusy orange zest notes, clove, and oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The peppery spice is there, and it's nicely balanced with sweetness, orchard fruit, and a touch of vanilla. There's some cinnamon and a touch of mint as well.

Finish
The finish is long and smooth with the sweetness and spice lingering. 
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  • rye
  • orange zest
  • clove
  • oak
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • black pepper
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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