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Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1990 70cl / Stitzel-Weller

Lot: 6141813

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1990 70cl / Stitzel-Weller

Winning Bid: £178

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Old Fitzgerald (Stitzel-Weller)
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Virgin American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1990 70cl / Stitzel-Weller

The Rebel Yell brand was created for Stitzel-Weller distillery in the late 1940s by Charles R. Farnsely, a former mayor of Louisville, KY. The brand was first bottled around the distillery's 100th anniversary, with the intention of producing and distributing it in small batches, exclusively in the Southern states.

Following the sale of Stitzel-Weller by the Van Winkle family 1972, it eventually came into the hands of United Distillers (now Diageo) who opted to make the brand available more widely. This bottle dates from that period, and was produced in the very early 1990s. The decision not to remove the Confederate flag from the packaging saw the brand struggle to sell in export markets however, and when United Distillers closed Stitzel-Weller in 1992, the decision was made to discontinue the brand. It was then sold to the David Sherman company (now known as Luxco), who did not make the same mistake. They continue to produce it today using bourbon sourced from Heaven Hill.

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