This whiskey bottle is formed using World Trade Center wreckage.
The mold for the whiskey bottles is made with steel from Ground Zero and the whiskey is made by veterans — with all proceeds going to the American Response Monument at Ground Zero.
It’s called the Horse Soldier Wheated Bourbon Whiskey and it’s made by American Freedom Distillery. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the brand is veteran-owned, and founded by special forces operators who served in Afghanistan days after 9/11. The name “Horse Soldier” comes from the team of Green Berets units that toured the region on horseback.
The bourbon is aged a minimum of eight years, in a new American oak barrel. It has a finish of dark stone fruits, vanilla, and oak. The barrel aging process provides the color and a lot of the flavor of the whiskey.
As stated on their website, “Days after 9/11, the USA responded with a daring insertion of small teams of Green Berets mounted on horseback. These brave men are honored today by the America’s Response Monument at Ground Zero. Nicknamed the Horse Soldiers, these same men make the bottle in your hand with the image of this statue. Made in the heart of America with pride and patience, Horse Soldier Bourbon is a uniquely complex, wheat-forward expression, aged in new American Oak. The luxuriously smooth subtlest of soft red winter wheat is complemented by extra years of maturation providing this bold American spirit a robust and powerful flavor with a long, crisp finish of dark stone fruits, vanilla and oak.”