Can you Shake Your Way to a Dream Trip to Kentucky?

Rebel Yell calls for Scottish bartenders to enter its ‘Bourbon Battle’ to be in with a chance of reaching Glasgow’s semi-final on 28th May


Handcrafted Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Rebel Yell, is searching for the UK’s best bourbon bartender, with the chance to win a visit to its state-of-the-art distillery on the Bourbon Trail during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September.

Budding bartenders of Scotland with high hopes for rebellion success need to submit a ‘Lucky 7s’ combination – a Rebel Yell-based cocktail using no more than seven ingredients and taking no longer than seven minutes to make. Entrants must complete their entry at by Sunday May 12th, 2019.

A winner will be chosen from each of the regional semi-finals:

  • Scotland (McPhabbs in Glasgow, May 28th)
  • North of England (The Lost & Found in Leeds, May 29th)
  • South of England (Milroy’s in London’s Soho, May 31st)

The three finalists will then shake it out at a ‘Bourbon Battle’ in London on June 17th, with the ultimate UK winner heading to Lux Row Distillers in Kentucky, US, where Rebel Yell is distilled, for the global competition final, which takes place on September 19th.

The winner of the overall competition will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize of hand-selecting a Rebel Yell barrel to take home, equivalent to 60 x bottles, with Master Blender and Head Distiller, John Rempe, at Lux Row Distillers.

John Rempe says: “We’re hoping to find a maverick bartender who can champion Rebel Yell serves in the UK – the winner of the Bourbon Battle will be a brave bartender who can break the mould and stand out from the crowd. If you think that’s you, please enter, we want to hear from you!”

Follow @RebelYellBourbonUK on Instagram and Facebook for Bourbon Battle updates.

Made using only the choicest ingredients, pure limestone-filtered water and charred new white oak barrels for ageing, Rebel Yell boasts a honey raisin scent and a long, warm finish. A full-bodied whiskey with honey, butter and a hint of dark fruits, including plum and raisins, gives this wheated bourbon a unique style that is perfectly balanced for cocktails or simply served on the rocks.

Boasting 170 years of heritage, Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been produced to the same recipe since it was launched by the W.L. Weller family back in 1849. Now owned by Luxco and distilled by Lux Row Distillers, it is one of only a few select wheated bourbons produced today.

The full range available in the UK consists of Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Rye, Small Batch Reserve, 10-Year-Old (limited availability), Ginger, Honey and Cherry and is available through most routes to market including Matthew Clark (extended list) and LWC. Rebel Yell can also be purchased online through Amazon, Master of Malt and Whisky Exchange.