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Rebel Yell Bourbon -- a "wheated" bourbon


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Rebel Yell Bourbon -- a "wheated" bourbon

peppergal | Aug 3, 2012 06:33 PM

I found a recipe in the newspaper the other day -- adapted from Southern Living -- for a bourbon-lemonade iced tea with mint. It sounded good, and thought I'd take it to my ladies' games night next week.

Not being a bourbon drinker, I went to Goody Goody and asked the salesperson to suggest a decent bourbon that would work in that recipe -- a reasonably-priced one, but also one that would be acceptable to a bourbon drinker. After some thought, he suggested Rebel Yell, which he said was a lower-tier Weller product. When I got home, I tried a bit on the rocks, and was pleasantly surprised that it was smooth and more acceptable to my palate than other bourbons I've had through the years. (But maybe my taste buds have changed as I've aged!)

I went online and found it is a "wheated' bourbon -- which apparently is unlike most other bourbons -- and is primarily a Southern product not widely available in all parts of the country.

What is a "wheated" bourbon, and, for bourbon drinkers who've tried it, what is your opinion of Rebel Yell?

Thanks for your thoughts.

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