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Horse Soldier Barrel Strength Bourbon

Style: Wheated Bourbon

It’s easy to support a company comprised of war heroes. Horse Soldier is owned by the Green Berets chosen to be the first of the Army Special Forces to enter Afghanistan after 9/11. The movie 12 Strong depicts one of their team’s missions. Horse Soldier is based in St. Petersburg, Florida, but the company distills its bourbon in a co-op in Ohio. The Horse Soldier portfolio contains a straight bourbon and a small batch expression that just scored double-gold at the San Francisco Spirits World Spirits Competition. But it’s the wheat recipe bourbon that blows me away. Big, cask strength, and non-chill filtered, this bourbon is loaded with caramel and vanilla and drinks a little too easily for its 108-116 proof. $70

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