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This was my first experience with Rebel Yell, and I bought a bottle upon recommendation of a friend.
First, it pours a surprisingly light color for a bourbon. More golden than the usual amber.
On the nose, you pick up oak and some spice (hard to define) but very little else. It does have that unique “bourbon scent”.
The palate is somewhat thin, with the oak being the predominant flavor. There are hints of mint and baking spice in the background. Not a lot of depth or complexity.
The aftertaste is interesting. It was longer than I had expected, with a bit of alcohol burn at the end. After a minute or so, I was left with some vanilla/caramel, and maybe some tea flavors.
Overall, this is a nice one to sip either neat or with ice/soda when you don’t want to have to put a great deal of thought into analyzing your whiskey. When I want something light and easy in a bourbon, I will go back to this. And it’s a bargain in New Orleans, at about $12-$14 per bottle, depending upon where you purchase it.