Rebel Yell is a misleading name for bourbon

While I was out in San Francisco, I sampled some of David’s Rebel bourbon. In fact, we toasted with it. It was okay, but I don’t think I’m in any hurry to add it to my liquor cabinet.

I could not get over two things about Rebel Yell:

Since 1849 — Putting that year on the bottle is just silly since the Civil War did not begin until 1861 and thus the Rebel Yell hadn’t been created yet.

The name — Rebel Yell. Kentucky, a border state, stayed in the Union during the Civil War. While the were certainly Southern sympathizers there, choosing Rebel Yell for the name is historically misleading.

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