Horse Soldier Reserve Barrel Strength Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Florida
  • Distillery American Freedom Distillery
  • Age 8 Year Old
  • Style Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Charred American Oak Casks
  • Alcohol 56.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus
  • sweet
  • honey
  • apple
  • toasted oak
  • leather
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • coffee

Horse Soldier

Reserve Barrel Strength Bourbon (0.75l, 56.5%)
Price $74.99

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Character Goatson
The cavalry has arrived!
 
Backstories. In the world of Spirits, they possess the power to make the tasting experience more enticing. At American Freedom Distillery that power is tenfold. Founded by a group of ex-Special Forces veterans, first to charge into post-9/11 Afghanistan on horseback, the distillery and its products are the result of military determination and the belief in doing the right thing. In this case, that thing is Bourbon. 
 
The Bourbon’s name, Horse Soldier, is a referral to the heroic Green Berets and their daring mission. But in terms of Spirits, it’s much more than that. Co-founder of American Freedom Distillery, Scott Neil, says that the juice inside the bottle has to be just as exceptional as the story behind it. And it is. Released in 2017, the Horse Soldier Reserve Barrel Strength Bourbon is the newest addition to the range and offers the most robust expression thus far. Each batch contains a mash bill of yellow dent corn, red winter wheat and malted barley. It’s then fermented and distilled before being aged for 8 years in charred American oak casks. Perfect on its own or in a refreshing Old Fashioned, sipping on this stuff is like singing an ode to bravery, freedom, and damn good Bourbon Whiskey. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Florida
  • Distillery American Freedom Distillery
  • Age 8 Year Old
  • Style Wheated Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Charred American Oak Casks
  • Alcohol 56.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark maple, poppy topaz
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Boozy yet sweet aromas up front, with honey, apples, citrus, leather, and a hint of toasted oak.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A punchy baking spice that heats up to pave the way for some scrumptious butterscotch, caramel, cashews, and even a slight pinch of coffee.
 
Finish
A longish finish of light honey and sour apple with a subtle burn.
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  • citrus
  • sweet
  • honey
  • apple
  • toasted oak
  • leather
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • coffee
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Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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