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.
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. This is the only spirit that 1350 Distilling plans on not producing. We purchase the three-year barrel-aged 99% corn bourbon from a distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and finish it 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.
If you need your spirits shipped, you need to purchase through this part of our site: https://shop.1350distilling.com/
We will hold your purchase at 1350 Distilling's Headquarters at 520 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado until you can arrange to pick it up. Bring identification for proof of drinking age. Proper ID is required to complete transaction.
1350 Distilling uses the 750mL "Flint Liberty" bottle for all of our products. This bottle is manufactured in the U.S. and purchased from All American Containers.