Who makes it? American Freedom Distillery
Mash Bill: 65% corn, 30% rye, 5% malted barley
I break out a bottle of signed Horse Soldier bourbon that I’ve been holding onto since last year. I jumped out of a plane last month and my videographer was a Horse Soldier ambassador so I knew it was time to give it a review. Kris thought it was pretty good straight but definitely benefited by adding an ice cube bringing out more of the flavours. Erik could taste the sweet of the corn, even buttered corn while being very mellow.
Kris gave it 6.5
Erik gave it 7.0
How much: This will run you about 45 dollars
An amazing story of green berets being dropped in Afghanistan after 9/11 to fight the taliban on horseback and when they finished fighting for our country, then decided to make a bourbon. They even made a movie about them, 12 Strong. Plus, 500 pounds of metal from the World Trade Center was used to make the molds for their bottles! Their motto, ” Legendary Men, Legendary Spirits”.
Who makes it? Tennessee Stillhouse
Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley
We get to do a collaboration with Whiskey 904, Golden Ox, PJ’s Liquors, and Ponte Vedra Liquors to bring you our first barrel pick that is a 2 Char with a 61 Toast coming in at 118.4 proof.
How much: This will run you about 60 dollars
Our good friend Chris Helmly, Florida state rep for Chatt brought us some samples of Single Barrel, Barrel Proof Chat Whiskey to see which one we were going to put our stamp of approval on.
Who makes it? Wild Turkey Distillery
Mash Bill: ? 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley
We break out the bottle from our “One Year Party with the Krew” and give it go. Erik brings a surprise to go up against Rare Breed but gets punched in the mouth. Kris talks about how Wild Turkey got its name and the 17,000 barrels that went up in flames because of a gender reveal party. Kris tasted dark cherry with leathery notes and sour on the finish when ice added. Erik could taste tobacco, dark cherry and said this is the whiskey he’d pick for a biker.
Kris gave it 7
Erik gave it 6
How much: This will run you about 40 – 55 dollars
Wild Turkey get it’s name from an Austin Nichols executive that took the best samples in the warehouse on a wild turkey hunt and everyone loved it. Asking on the next hunt if Tom brought any of that wild turkey bourbon. Two years later, it was bottled and sold as Wild Turkey Bourbon and has been a mainstay ever since.
Who makes it? Iron Smoke Distillery in Fairport NY
Mash Bill: ? 53% corn, apple wood smoked wheat, barley and just a slap tickle of rye!
Time to raise your fist to to whiskey and rock! We become bad-ass whiskey soaked scoundrels as we open this New York based bourbon coming in at 80 proof, aged 3 years with just a whisper of appley smoked wheat goodness. Before the review CEO and Founder Tommy Brunett gave us the skinny on Iron Smoke and the distillery just outside Rochester, NY.
Kris gave it 8
Erik gave it 7.6
How much: This will run you about 40 – 50 dollars
The 1816 gets its name from the trading post that was established on the Tennessee River in 1816.