It is always great to receive gifts, but when they come unexpected and well are of whiskey... how can one go wrong! My friends from Reno, brought me a care package of their favorite whiskeys for me to try. Tonight, I opened the Rebel Yell 10 year SiB. 100 proof and absolutely perfect.
The first thing that I noticed is that I haven’t smelled a whiskey like this one in a while. It smells like a good aged whiskey should, almost like they chose the exact perfect time to pull it for bottling. The Nose reminds me of homemade caramel, the perfect combination of brown sugar and butter with a mild earthy, clove finish.
The Taste: First sip brings out the oak, butter and a slight mint flavor. The second sip reminds me of a peanut brittle with a mild earthy tone. So smooth, with no after bite. Absolutely wonderful. Truly a delightful taste and I will definitely be looking to find some of the 2017 release that just came out.
Thanks to Rae and Travis for sharing this wonderful treat!