Guardian Bourbon - Coast Guard Edition
80 Proof / 40% ABV
Gold Medal - The Fifty Best Bourbon 2022
The U.S. Coast Guard is our nation’s oldest continuous operating maritime service. Both a law enforcement agency and a military service, these “Guardians” support, protect, and defend our country’s coasts and waterways, and rescue those in need. Here's to the Guardians!
Bourbon is considered America’s native spirit. In 1764, England enacted the Sugar Act that taxed molasses and infuriated the colonists. Instead of using Caribbean sugars, they began using something in more immediate abundance... corn! Our Guardian Bourbon represents the United States Coast Guard in its bright life vest orange label. It is a three-year barrel-aged 99% corn bourbon finish with great tasting Rocky Mountain water. The Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus - Latin meaning “Always ready” which is so fitting for this bourbon. It is great neat or over ice. It mixes well, but also makes for a smooth Old Fashion too.
Nose: Caramel, butterscotch, molasses, maple, vanilla, honey, honeysuckle, corn sugars, sweet corn, biscuit, toasted coconut, banana, cherry, fresh lemon, citrus, mint, pecan, white pepper, toasty, oak, white oak.
Palate: Caramel, buttery, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon éclair, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, banana, corn, toasted corn, cereal, grain, almond, nutmeg, hint of spice, hint of pepper, oak, sweet oak, good wood, good balance, chewy, smooth.
Finish: Caramel, vanilla, lingering honey, orange peel, pecan, clove, nice spice, wet stone, light wood, delicate heat, extra smooth, creamy, pleasant.