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A whiskey review - Rebel 10yo single cask Bourbon
I have confessed before to being a Whisky Woman. And to taking part in Twitter whisky tastings - a great way of staying in the loop with the whisky world when living on a fairly remote group of islands off the north coast of Scotland. My palette is tuned to Scotch, mainly single malts and predominantly from the Highlands and Islands. But I do occasionally stray into other Scotch whisky territories. And for this review I have actually strayed right across the Atlantic and into Kentucky - this is about a rather special aged Bourbon.
It started out like this. I received a sample of the Rebel 10yo single cask Bourbon well in advance of the day for uploading blogs/vlogs about it. Useful, as sometimes my samples don’t arrive on time. We had neighbour Chris coming in for supper as the rest of his family were away. Chris likes a dram, has a good palette and knows the US quite well. I think he’s probably tasted a few Bourbons out there in his travels. I’d made a Mexican meal, a chilli with a difference and a fruity almond olive oil cake for pudding. It all tickled our tastebuds for what was to come.
Chris is probably drawn to less challenging styles of whisky than I am, although he does profess a weakness for Highland Park’s Full Volume. Well, we live in Orkney! What we did both agree on was that we felt we had never tasted as satisfying a Bourbon as this gorgeous dram from Rebel. I’ve made a vlog about it. I won’t repeat it all here in words. Pour yourself a dram of whatever (preferably American oak aged) whisky you have and give Rebel Bourbon, The Whisky Wire and I ten minutes of your time. I guess I’ve spoiled the suspense of ‘does she/does she not like it’ as I’ve already confessed that I really do think this is rather special. Enjoy!
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