Thursday, May 09, 2019


Rebel Yell, has announced the launch of its 2019 ‘Bourbon Battle’ bartender competition.

The Kentucky based bourbon brand, is searching for the UK’s best bourbon bartender, and is offering the chance to win a visit to its state-of-the-art distillery on the Bourbon Trail during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September.

Rebel Yell launches its 2019 'Bourbon Battle' bartender competition

To take part, bartenders need to submit a ‘Lucky 7s’ combination – a Rebel Yell-based cocktail using no more than seven ingredients and taking no longer than seven minutes to make. A winner will be chosen from each of the regional semi-finals: Scotland (McPhabbs in Glasgow, May 28th) North of England (The Lost & Found in Leeds, May 29th) South of England (Milroy’s in London’s Soho, May 31st).

The three finalists will then take part in the ‘Bourbon Battle’ in London on June 17th, with the ultimate UK winner heading to Lux Row Distillers in Kentucky, and hand-selecting a Rebel Yell barrel to take home, equivalent to 60 x bottles, with  Master Blender and Head Distiller, John Rempe.

Commenting on the news, John Rempe, said: “We’re hoping to find a maverick bartender who can champion Rebel Yell serves in the UK – the winner of the Bourbon Battle will be a brave bartender who can break the mould and stand out from the crowd. If you think that’s you, please enter, we want to hear from you!”

Entrants must complete their entry at by Sunday May 12th, 2019.

Posted by Steve Rush