SBC #38 - 13 Year Horse Soldier Bourbon "Forged in Honor"

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: De Wine Spot

Name: Horse Soldier Bourbon

Company: American Freedom Distillery

Distillery: Undisclosed

Age: 13 Years

Proof: 101.2  

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Yield: 132 Bottles

ReleaseDate: January 2021

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

$25 - Monday 1/18/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Wednesday 1/20/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Friday 1/22/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Monday 1/25/2021 @ 2PM ET


Pick #38 is a single barrel 13 Year Horse Soldier Bourbon in partnership with De Wine Spot. De Wine Spot is located in Brooklyn, NY, and we have now done quite a few picks with them.

We were excited for this pick. Aged bourbon can always be a hit or a miss, but anytime we get a chance to do a 10-13 year old barrel, we always get excited. This age range can present some real gems, which is exactly what we ended up finding with Horse Soldier. It offers a really nice well rounded palate with a proof that allows it to be approachable to all. Not every barrel we pick needs to be a high proof burner to be good, and this is a great example of such a barrel.

For the sticker concept, we wanted to pay tribute to the background of the brand itself. In the days after the events of September 11, 2001, a group of special operations officers answered their nation’s call to defend it. These officers soon found themselves riding horseback in a Green Beret insertion in Northern Afghanistan to fight the Taliban. These men are honored at the America’s Response Monument at Ground Zero and have been given the nickname Horse Soldiers. These same men banded together to create American Freedom Distillery. Forged in Honor pays tribute to this true story of acts of courage, and reminds us all that freedom should never be taken for granted.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Cherry | Pecan | Toasted marshmallow | Fresh cut cedar | Rose petal | Elegant

Palate: Berry | Spearmint | Honey | Seasoned oak | Nicely balanced with pitch perfect proof intensity

Finish: Sweet oak | Dark brown sugar | Cocoa | Dark fruit | Sweet & warming

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Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

January 18, 2021
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