Veteran Bourbon Review: Leadslingers Bourbon


Scissortail Distillery

Mash bill





80 Proof


MSRP $32, Purchase Price $32 (2022)

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Official Product Website

History – I applaud this company for how patriotic they are. I love it! What would you expect from veterans who founded a company together though? Leadslingers Bourbon whiskey is brought to you by seven combat veterans that love freedom and great booze. “Leadslingers’ whiskey is produced by seven combat veterans, from us army rangers, USAF TACP, and paratrooper communities. Their love for America and fine whiskey, is what the company is all about. They wanted to craft a whiskey that was enjoyable and unrepentantly supported the second amendment. By remaining active in their civilian and military communities, Leadslingers’ strives to set an example. BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE. BE BOLD. NO APOLOGIES”. –

Value – For $32 most would argue it’s a decent value. I genuinely feel the same.

Appearance – Interestingly small neck with a cork, and on top of a short rectangle body that houses a medium gold color bourbon. The front and back labels are crooked. I do like the flag that you can see through the bourbon.

Nose – Caught me off guard! The first smell that hit me was, I swear, peach moonshine. This nose is like no other bourbon I have reviewed so far. The shine is followed by the remnants of vanilla. Not a lot to the nose, very simple and short.

Palate – The peach shine does not carry over to the palate, however, there is still the presence of peach. I’m not pulling a lot out of this palate, there are traces of vanilla, and oak with very minimal burn but nothing dominates.

Finish – The finish entails vanilla, oak, and peach with the same intensity as the palate does. Minimal. However, that is not a terrible thing because this 80-proof does not burn like a ghost pepper in return making a great sipping booze that you can enjoy without being overwhelmed. 

Summary – In summary, The thing that caught my eye with this bottle was the awesome name it possesses. Leadslingers. Good enough to send chills down your back. Sounds like you’re listening to God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood watching a bald eagle soaring through the sky. I do however have to say the product doesn’t quite match the name, it lacks intensity and fullness. I’m willing to bet in time it will be great.

Leadslingers has a decent product here, nothing amazing but it’s great for someone that likes to sip and not have their throat on fire. With that being said, it’s not the worst to lay hate on this ole tongue. I know this is a fairly new company so I eagerly await to see the growth that is sure to come. I’ll leave you with this quote. “you understand that freedom exists as long as you’re willing to defend it. like the men who tamed the west, you understand that you and you alone are master of your faith”.

Eric Watkins

Uniqueness- 1-10 – 6

Appearance- 1-10 – 5

Nose- 1-20 – 12

Palate- 1-20 – 10

Finish- 1-20 – 11

Value- 1-20 – 10


“Purchase Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey at Caskers Here!”

Reviewed by:

Eric Watkins on 11/25/2022

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