Rebel 10-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon 50% ABV
About the distillery
“For more than 150 years, Rebel Bourbon has remained true to its rebellious roots. That’s probably why it feels right at home at Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky. Since 2018, the distillery has been making a name for itself in Bourbon Country by honoring tradition but doing whiskey differently.
It’s not every day you visit a distillery with more than 18,000 square feet, six barrel warehouses at capacity, and a 43-foot custom copper still churning out bold spirits, including Rebel Bourbon and its partners-in-clrime Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath.”
My Tasting Notes
Appearance: A lovely orange gold, swirling gives a glass coating film with thick legs that are slow to fall.
Nose: Lovely sweet corn notes jump out, some of that ABV is forward but settles into gorgeous vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. There is a touch of wood spice present too, a real bouquet of aromas.
Palate: Most noticeable of all is the texture and arrival. I don’t drink a lot of bourbon, but this has to be one of the most mouth coating I’ve had in a long time. Tonnes of vanilla, caramel, icing sugar dryness, baked raspberries in a muffin and a sweet pecan nuttiness on the finish.
Summary: This Kentucky Bourbon is aged in charred oak barrels for 10 years and is from a unique batch with each being one of a kind. It’s got some great body to it and a nice long lasting finish. It’s currently available in the UK from The Bottle Shop for £94.99 (at the time of writing this article). I think this is a really tasty and enjoyable whiskey reflected by it’s award winning track record. Rebel 10 has won 6 awards to date including Gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition in 2022. I’d be absolutely thrilled to receive a bottle of this as a gift, but given it is at the higher end of my whisky budget I’d probably pass up on buying a bottle.
For more details about the whiskey you can visit: www.rebelbourbon.com
I don’t normally pick music when I am dramming but for such a unique dram, I felt it only appropriate to scan Spotify and find some good Bourbon backing music. This one was my pick from the playlist: