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Rebel Reserve 12 Year Single Barrel - Review


Rebel Reserve

Single Barrel - Barrel Proof

Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Aged 12 Years

Barrel No. 5651883 - Filled 9.30.09

Lux Row Distillers - Bardstown, Kentucky

Distilled & Aged in Kentucky

126.5 Proof

Mash Bill: 68% Corn, 20% Wheat,, 12% Malted Barley

Retail Price: $199

Poured Neat in a Norlan Glass

Color: Tawny

Nose: Brown Sugar, Rich Oak, Vanilla, Cinnamon

Palate: Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Pan-fried melted Butter, Caramel

Finish: A Warm Medium Linger with a great viscous mouthfeel

Overall: As soon as Lux Row announced the release of this bottle, it was only a matter of time before I made it a point to get to Bardstown again and secure one for the Library. As of now, this is a Distillery Only release and One per Person per day. The price tag of $200 may scare away some folks but when you look at the big picture, this is quite the find. Boasting the same Mash Bill as Old Fitzgerald and Larceny (Heaven Hill), this Cask Strength Single Barrel is a leap above the already pleasant Rebel 10 Year. The particular barrel I pulled from the shelf is 126.5 Proof and can be summed up quickly by saying, This is a Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake with Vanilla Frosting in a bottle. Of course the oak is present and very welcoming, but it's not the main attraction. The Brown Sugar is the MVP here. This has already become one of my top Bourbons of 2022 and we're only just getting started. What a pour!

Library Rating: 9.1 / 10


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