Had the opportunity to taste Military Special Kentucky Straight Bourbon ... 80 proof. Evidently this bourbon is only available from military base/post exchanges.
The label states it is bottled by Atlantic Distillers, Co. Baltimore, MD. The neck ring states - Full Four Years Old, Distilled in Kentucky, Genuine Sour Mash.
Cost ... 1.75L for <$16.00. of the
General consensus is that Heaven Hill is the source. Tastes like Heaven Hill Black [80 proof] to me. Nuff tasting notes ...
Many people "poo poo" bourbons at this price point. I'm a disciple of the "there is no bad straight bourbon" philosophy ... I can appreciate a young 2 or 3 year old bourbon ... and recognize that a 4 year old value priced bourbon is what it is ... a great value at $16 for 1.75L.
So, this expression will be for 1) my son and his friends, 2) for mixing, 3) for my third pour of the night and 4) for cooking [bourbon adds a great flavor to roasted bear and venison ... as well as to baked beans and smoked pork butt].