The nebulous age of Rebel Yell is only part of the reason we think you may want to reconsider imbibing it. The proof really lies with its patrons’ testaments, and per the Whiskey Wash, Rebel Yell should be filed away as the cheap whiskey of your youth and should remain a distant memory. The reviewer, who goes into great detail about the flavor and how Rebel Yell has tried to up their game with a new hip bottle, notes this whiskey has been around a long time since 1849 to be exact. But longevity doesn’t always equate to quality of taste.
One Redditor shares in the dislike of this alcohol and wrote of Rebel Yell Whiskey: “Boy am I glad I did not pay for this. If this is anybody’s go-to, I am sorry for offending you. But this is the worst whiskey I have had to date. It is so bland and has nothing going for it. Thin, watery, wet wood. Not for me. This is a disgusting whiskey and will be needed to consume as a mixer.”
But with that said, Breaking Bourbon points out that not every bourbon needs to “stand out” and counters that Rebel Yell’s affordability makes it a “good enough” whiskey to drink neat or mixed. Fair point. But regardless of your alcohol of choice, be it Rebel Yell or some other bourbon, just remember to drink responsibly.