Guardian Bourbon - Space Force Edition
80 Proof / 40% ABV
Gold Medal - The Fifty Best Bourbon 2022
Space is no longer free from conflict. Defending space is as vital to our nation's security and prosperity as our protection from the air, land, and sea. In 2019 our newest military branch was officially formed.
They have been given the mission to guard our nation from threats, both on Earth and in orbit. Here’s to The Space Force Guardians!
This Guardian Bourbon represents the United States Space Force in its deep dark blue label and wax. Aged for three years, the Guardian Bourbon is as relaxing and smooth as a satellite drifting across a clear summer night sky. Unlike a majority of bourbons, our mash build is 99% corn and proofed with fresh Colorado Rocky Mountain reservoir water providing a smooth, almost sweet, well-tempered whiskey. Neat, over a rock, or with your favorite mixer, this bourbon’s taste is just like our newest armed forces’ motto, “Semper Supra” – “Always Above”.
Our Space Force Guardian Bourbon is only available in the rightful location for USSF headquarters, here in Colorado Springs. Our rich history with Cheyenne Mountain and NORAD makes us the rightful owners of this branch despite what the politicians decide. This is the same spirit found in our original Guardian Bourbon bottles dedicated to the US Coast Guard in a bright orange label and wax. Since the beginning of our business planning we have been running the obstacle course of business and life: slow build-outs and starts, a pandemic, and then the addition of a new armed forces branch we had never imagined would transpire, but much like you since 2020, we have learned to pivot and weave to accommodate our current existence. We welcome this new military family member and love and appreciate their vital contribution to protect our great nation. Here’s to the Space Force!
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.