Whiskey Wednesday: Rebel Yell
I like the bourbon. A lot. I normally have 5 glasses a week at home, three finger pours over ice. Sometimes a lot of ice, sometimes just a few cubes.
If I go to the bar, the shots are metered here in Utah, so it’s one of two ice cubes with a 1 oz pour. 1.5 oz if the bar I go to offers a “long pour”
At home, pouring 2 to 3 times the amount of bourbon, I like to have a reasonably priced brand that’s no where near a rot gut, yet offers a nice smooth taste with that bourbon burn. I’ve found that with Rebel Yell. Yes, every time I say the name, I think of that Bill Idol song and album. “In the midnight hour/she says “pour, pour pour!!” is my replacement lyrics when I’m drinking a glass of Rebel Yell.
Smooth and Budget
This is a good bourbon and one that I’ve really enjoyed adding to my regular purchase list of booze at the liquor store. There is hardly any roughness to this at all. I try to take a few sips right after I pour it into the glass with ice to get the full effect of it before dilution happens.
Price wise, it’s under $20 for the 750ml bottle here in Utah at the State Liquor Store and even at Lee’s Discount Liquor in Nevada it’s only $2 cheaper. Sometimes, the Utah liquor store will have a sale and it’s $16 plus tax.
If you’ve not tried it, and you like sipping on bourbon on a regular basis, then this is a great choice that won’t give you pause on the price. Then once you become a fan, you will buy a few bottles when it’s on sale to have on hand at home.
There’s a bourbon I want to try called Lexington. Being that I grew up in a Lexington, I’m sure you get the appeal. Just have to find the money and time. I think it was $45 a bottle.
Looking this up, I’ve seen this bottle before. Not sure if that was here or in Nevada. I will have to make a visit to the Utah state liquor store to see if they have it locally. I’ve obviously never tried this yet, but the bottle looks very cool.