Whiskey list

Flights

We strive to have as many selections in-house as we can fit behind the bar, and in some instances when we cannot. If there is something you don’t see, something you think another guest or of course, we’d like, then please feel free to let us know. Share that selection with your Rebellion server or bartender or you can always let us know over the interwebs at lowdown@rebellionnc.com.

Bourbon

What Makes a Bourbon? A Cheat Sheet…

Must be made in the United States. Must contain 51 percent corn. Must be aged in new oak charred barrels. Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125 proof. Must be bottled at no less than 80 proof. Must not contain any added flavoring, coloring or other additives.

Canadian Whiskey

Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain liquors containing a large percentage of corn spirits, and are typically lighter and smoother than other whisky styles. Whisky out of Canada was the most highly trafficked spirit into the United States during the unfortunate experiment known as Prohibition.

Irish Whiskey

The word ‘whiskey’ (or whisky) comes from the Gaelicuisce beatha, meaning water of life. Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe, arising around the 12th century. It is believed that Irish monks brought the technique of distilling perfumes back to Ireland from their travels to the Mediterranean countries around 1000 A.D. The Irish then THANKFULLY modified this technique to obtain a drinkable spirit. Whiskey was first recorded in Ireland in 1405. It was later recorded in Scotland in 1494. The Old Bushmills Distillery claims to be the oldest surviving licensed distillery in the world.

Single Pot Still Intro Flight — $50

Green Spot – floral Middleton – delicate Powers – spicy Redbreast 12yr – full bodied

Scotch

A spirit with a storied history that continues to be one of the most sought after worldwide. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. To be considered Scotch it must be made in Scotland and be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Many barrels used to make Scotch are used Bourbon barrels imported from the US.

Tour of Scotland Flight — $40

ISLANDS (ISLAY & SKYE) – Peaty & Maritime Laphroig Triple Wood HIGHLANDS – Smooth & Floral Oban 14yr SPEYSIDE – Fruity & Delicate Glenlivet 15yr LOWLANDS – Light & Fresh Auchentoshan 12yr

Tennessee Whiskey

What is the difference between Tennessee whiskey and bourbon?

Tennessee whiskey must be made in Tennessee. Bourbon can technically be made anywhere in the US, though it commonly is produced in Kentucky. Tennessee whiskey is filtered through sugar maple charcoal before hitting the barrel and bourbon goes straight to the barrel.

White Whiskey

What’s the deal with White Whiskey?

White Whiskey or “White Dog” as it is affectionately known on the Whiskey Trail is simply unaged whiskey. This is the product that comes out of the still before it ever sees the inside of a barrel.

Am. Whiskey

What’s the deal with White Whiskey?

American Rye whiskey must be made from a mash containing at least 51% rye, distilled to no more than 160 proof, aged in charred, new oak barrels (like bourbon) and must go into those barrels at no more than 125 proof. The whiskey must be aged at least two years to be labeled Straight rye. Other than the predominant ingredient, the rye whiskey process looks very similar to the bourbon process

Rye

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