Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rebel Reserve

Rebel Reserve – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottle number 28285; Batch number 1709

45.3% (90.6 proof)

Tasting on the rocks.

$20 VA abc for 750ml

Rebel Reserve – The Bourbon Guide’s review
Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Pleasant B +2 79
Tripp Neutral B +1 80
Rater Comments
Jason Now I did let my ice melt quite a lot.  So this was more like a drowning Rebel than a dry one – which made the drinking smoother.  I did notice some spiciness on my gums after a relatively dessert like taste.
Tripp Nutty, fruity, weak! Definitely not a favorite. I would say this is very mixable due to its weakness and the fact that I need to get rid of the rest of the bottle. Thankfully this is a cheap bourbon and I don't feel jipped. Not a rebuy.

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Weller Special Reserve

W. L. Weller Special Reserve – “The Orginal Wheated Bourbon”

45% (90 proof)

Tasting on the rocks.

$18 VA abc for 750ml

Weller Special Reserve – The Bourbon Guide’s review

Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Neutral B -1 79
Tripp Pleasant B 0 79
Rater Comments
Jason Nice until 1 second after drinking it.  Then you get a waft of alcohol rushing your nose but as soon as it appeared it is gone.  Then comes the aftertaste – not too bad but not nearly as good as the first flavors you experience.  In all an okay bourbon and one that could be a mixer.
Tripp Its cheap price point is one of positive and its lack of complexity is one of its main negatives. It is thin and flavorless but drinkable. At least it is not too spicy and doesn't have too much of an alcohol burn. Can we all say it together: MIXER!

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