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Hose Soldier Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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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”.

Our First BARREL PICK-Chattanooga Whiskey

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.

Review #0014 Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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.

Review #0013 Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 and 91 Single Barrel

Review #0013 Chattanooga 1816 Single Barrel & 91 Single Barrel

Who makes it? Tennessee Still House, bottled by Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

Mash Bill: ? (1816)75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley, aged 11 years, (91 single barrel) Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley

We crack open a bottle of no longer made, can’t be found, straight from the experimental distillery Chattanooga 1816, 11 year 111.2 proof Single Barrel with Chris Helmly, who brought to the table, a bottle of Chattanooga’s FIRST EVER Tennessee High Malt Single Barrel coming in at 118 proof. We laugh, we cry, we sweat our balls off and remember the times of yesteryear when we froze those same parts. We have a great time, talking whiskey, single barrel selection and everything else under the sun.

Kris gave 1816 a (splashy)7 and 91 single barrel an 8

Erik gave it 1816 a (splashy)7 and 91 single barrel an 8.8

How much: The 1816 Single Barrel was limited release so it is no longer available but the 91 Single Barrel store pick can be found at Broudy’s Liquors for $59.99

The 1816 gets its name from the trading post that was established on the Tennessee River in 1816.

Review #0008 Chattanooga Whiskey, Part 3

For part 3 Chris tells us all about the experimentals at the experimental distillery, how you can get them. Then we give our final review of 91 and 111 and where you can get them.

Who makes it? Tennessee Stillhouse, Chattanooga TN

First taste of the 91, Kris thoroughly enjoyed it as did Erik. It had a good nose with a smooth finish with lots of flavor. On the 111, it has little more bite that foretells of the flavor and let you know to chill out and take your time and enjoy this drink. Given the choice, Kris would go with the 91 where as Erik would pick the 111 which fell directly in line with what Chris Helmly said. On his travels it is pretty much split 50/50 and we just went and proved it

Kris gave the 91 an 8, 111 a 7.5 while Erik gave the 91 an 8 also but totally barstooled it and gave the 111 a 8.2

What do you get in the bottle: the mash bills are exactly the same 75% yellow corn, 25% of Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley, and Honey malted Barley

How much: It’ll cost you about $35 for the Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and $45 for the 111.

A little history. Before prohibition there used to be over 30 distilleries in Chattanooga, after prohibition the laws never changed in Chattanooga so Tim and Joe set their minds to changing that. Starting with a Facebook post saying “Would you drink Chattanooga Whiskey?” and an overwhelming YES came from the people. Well.. they did it. Changed the law and are now the first distiller in about 100 years. To get things rolling they get with LDI to get them started while creating their own masterpiece. Today they distill 100% of their own product and are blowing up the southeast.

Currently it can be found all over Tennessee, Georgia, and here in Florida at Total Wines and Iceball Liquor.

Check out Chattanooga Whiskey at: https://chattanoogawhiskey.com/ follow them on Instagram too! Make suer you tour their Experimental Distillery, definitely worth it!