Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish (45% ABV) was finished in toasted French oak wine barrels for 6 months, creating what is said to be ‘a robust mouth feel with plenty of oak, spice and a hint of chocolate and ginger on the rear palate.’
|Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish|
Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish, which was created by Master Distiller John Rempe, will be the first bourbon from the brand that it hasn’t released in the US, as it continues to meet growing demand for its Kentucky bourbon in the UK.
This latest Rebel Yell expression, follows the release of John Rempe’s Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Bourbon. Sold-out before bottling, it was created by carefully blending three bourbons; a 13 Year Old mahogany bourbon, an 11 Year Old silky wheated bourbon, and an 8 Year Old bourbon finished in Caribbean rum barrels.
Commenting on the news, John Rempe, said: “The fifth release of the Blood Oath has proved as popular as its predecessors, quickly selling-out. This provided the inspiration for the Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish. We wanted to create something unique for the growing number of bourbon connoisseurs in the UK, which is why we decided to launch this whiskey outside the U.S. Finishing in the toasted oak wine barrel creates a real point of difference, giving the bourbon more depth and complexity in terms of its layers of flavour. Secondary-finishing is bourbon’s equivalent to year of vintage in single malt Scotches. It’s a great way to create something truly one-off.”
Initially limited to 6,000 bottles, Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish, will be available from specialist retailers and bars in the UK from October, ahead of also being released in France and Italy. RRP of £30.00.
Posted by Steve Rush