It was conceived by distiller John E. Rempe and brand manager Fletcher Buchman, after the duo had tasted some of the older barrels of Rebel Yell bourbon in the distillery. They were blown away by the flavor and finesse of the aged spirit. […]
Sure, you love Rebel Yell whiskeys. But why? Is it the addictive aromas of citrus and spice? The sweet, smoky notes of toasted caramel and vanilla? Probably you’re thinking: It just tastes good.
Someone has to make those taste decisions, and for Rebel Yell, that’s John E. Rempe, director of corporate research and development at Luxco, Rebel Yell’s parent company. It’s a serious title, but essentially it means he gets to taste whiskey all day and figure out what you rebels out there want to drink. […]
You’re a purist at heart. So whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or amateur looking to refine your palate, it’s important to understand the basic ingredients in your whiskey so you can appreciate and savor its flavors.
Each whiskey starts with a base of corn, rye, barley, and/or wheat grain. And these grains, along with the oak barrels they’re aged in, define the tastes and aromas of the spirit. Which whiskey grain will best satisfy your taste buds? Read on to find out. […]