Horse Soldier Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey by American Freedom Distillery
The Horse Soldier Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey combines the sweetness of caramel, butterscotch, natural honey, and spiced raisins with a boldly robust woody finish that makes every glass a unique tasting experience. This wheated whiskey is a delight to the senses, from start to finish. Everything from the aroma down to the velvety smooth texture and the hypnotizing aroma makes the Horse Soldier Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey the best wheated bourbons money can buy.
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.
70% corn, 20% red winter wheat, 10% barley; no age statement. Big cereal and lumberyard aromas evoke young craft whiskey, with hints of red pepper and a modest menthol note adding some nuance. The palate is sultry and slightly smoky, a bit green at times but spiked with notes of dark chocolate and hazelnut, both of which also add some intrigue. The barrel char character makes a big return on the finish, along with a slight furniture polish note. It’s a credible craft bourbon, but nothing too far from the straight and narrow.
Very earthy and grassy at first sniff. Ripe apple, light honey, vanilla and caramel.
Light oak, honeysuckle and sour apple on the mid palate, cherry wood overtones.
Medium to long finish.