spicy
cinnamon
orange
pepper
rye
butter
mint
clove
chamomile
Spiral Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Rebel Yell
Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Warm amber. 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange and mint with clove, oak, and chamomile.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon butter mints with raw notes of cinnamon. 
 
Finish 
Long and tingly.
Price:
$25.99
With a Rebel Yell, you’ll cry “more, more, more!” 
 
The original Rebel Yell 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 Whiskies 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? 
 
Anyway, the name was passed around from company to company for a bit. But throughout its entire history Rebel Yell has been consistently garnering awards and  winning over a loyal group of fans going all the way back a “Certificate of Distinction” from the Centennial Exposition of Paris in 1900. Since the early 1980s, the label has been lovingly attended to by American Whiskey-lover David Sherman’s beverage company, Luxco. They have six core Whiskeys in their line up and you should try them all. 
 
The story goes that Billy Idol was doing shots with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones fame 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. If you are a music fan like we are, that’s reason enough to buy it right there. 
 
But Rebel Yell 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

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Rebel Yell Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Susan
Susan,
I didn't expect it to make a perfect Manhattan, but it did. A smooth taste with a bit of a kick - the kind of kick you want over and over. It's very good for sipping and I could just finish the last sip with a Rebel Yell of my own.
 
Angela
Angela,
Smooth rye. Great tasting in Brooklyn.
 
Fredrick
Fredrick,
Exceptionally smooth and light. Flavor of the rye really comes through. Will consume frequently.
 
William
William,
Light aroma, smooth on the way in and swish. Pleasant flavors. HOT on the exhale! Maybe I will sip this instead... Yep, 2nd drink was sip - much better. Not a bad middle-of-the-road rye.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth
 
Suhas
Suhas,
Too spicy to be a distinguished rye
 
John
John,
Excellent sippin rye at an affordable price.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Not bad for a cheap whiskey, light, corn and a bit of spice.
 
Dean
Dean,
Very Smooth with a nice finish. And for the price hard to beat. Do wish the rye was a little more pronounced.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very good especially for the price! High on my list.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Surprisingly good, on my Top Shelf
 
Kyle
Kyle,
You have to be a whiskey drinker to appreciate this, I can understand why Billy Idol wrote the song now. I will be purchasing more.
 
Jose
Jose,
Very smooth nice finish I like a good rye and the price is just right
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I never received the bottle because the GSO Company left the sticky notice on my window and not my front door so I didn't see it until after the GSO employee called to let me know that I had one day left until the bottle was going to be sent back and I was not going to be there all day and didn't have time to call her back. I still want what I have paid for and am looking for a peaceful resolution.
 
Greg
Greg,
Great price point for the value!
 
Robert
Robert,
Smooth all around and on the finish. This is my favorite Rye. Delicious!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Excellent! Cannot beat it for the price. Nice spicy rye flavors with some sweetness. Will definitely buy again.
 
Per
Per,
Very Nice
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Amazing rye flavor in the beginning with a smooth finish. Excellent
 
Walter
Walter,
Smooth
 
guest
guest,
Big time rye flavor. Almost like anise.
 
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