Sunday, June 5, 2011
For those who like a sip of bourbon now and again, one which may be of interest is Rebel Yell. On-line reviews favor the taste and value of this bourbon made by the Luxco company in Louisville KY. I had been looking for a bottle for some time but it is fairly scarce. I wanted to see what tribute they paid to the Confederacy from whence their name was given. Unfortunately, while there is no Confederate Battle Flag or any other on the bottle, there are two small Confederate cavalry figures in full gallop. The label on the back of the bottle though has a nice blurb, "The rebel yell is one of the enduring legends of the War Between the States. Just as the rebel yell's heritage remains true, so does that of the namesake - Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey." Nice reference to the War Between the States. I saw one post on the web which claimed that even though the brand was established in 1849, it ceased production but was brought back in 1961 to commemorate the Centennial of the Confederacy and the War Between the States. Nice. I took the opportunity to write an email to their regional manager to inquire whether they will be producing any Sesquicentennial commemorative products or labels. I would imagine that such might be a collectible by many including some members of the Son of Confederate Veterans and I hinted as such. Stay tuned. But, I purchased a bottle on a trip up that way this weekend and brought it back to Alabama so that we could partake during the Prattville Dragoons EC meeting tomorrow evening and on.