Horse Soldier "Barrel Strength" Reserve Bourbon Whiskey by American Freedom Distillery


61% or 62% ABV, 750 ml

Mashbill: 70% Corn, 20% Wheat, 10% Malted Barley

Following the attacks of 9/11, a small team of Army Special Forces soldiers were inserted deep behind enemy lines to commence an uprising against the Taliban.

One of those teams – known as “ODA-595” linked up with friendly Afghan forces and initiated hostilities against the Taliban Warlords in Northern Afghanistan.

Operating in near isolation, ODA 595 went into combat on horseback against superior numbers of heavily-armed Taliban troops armed with nothing but their rifles. 

This team became known as the “Horse Soldiers”

These same men banded together to create American Freedom Distillery. Their 16,000 square-foot distillery is located in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, where they distill their Rekker Rum. Their whiskey is made in Ohio in conjunction with Middle West Spirits. A portion of the proceeds of every bottle sold by American Freedom goes towards maintaining the America’s Response Monument.

I'll admit to being skeptical upon first receiving this bottle. So many times, I've been disappointed by marketing-based products with pretty labels and such. I kept an open mind and opted to taste before getting into the background portion of this review.

Horse Soldier bourbon gets a win! I liked this one a lot and could easily see it being featured in any manner of spirit-forward cocktails, especially an Old Fashioned. It has all of the favorite characteristics of a winter sipper. A higher proof, rich, with belly warming flavors and a lingering finish." The Whiskey Wash

Collections: Bourbon/Rye, Spirits, Whiskey


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