Hooten Young was founded by former Special Operations Soldier, Master Sgt. Norm Hooten and Tim Young. Notably known for his portrayal by Eric Bana in the film Black Hawk Down, Hooten is a true American hero. While retired from active military duty, he continues to work with veterans today as a full-time health care provider.
Both Hooten and Young have partnered with their closest friends, including Master Sommelier George Miliotes, to create an American Whiskey to honor the brave men and women of the armed forces.
Rare distillation and barrel aging practices, coupled with over a decade’s rest, have produced an American Whiskey with notes of maple, vanilla, ripe apple and a long smooth finish. The whiskey is aged 12 years and made with a 99% corn and 1% barley malt. It’s distilled at 170 proof and put into second fill American oak barrels. Miliotes brings his renowned expertise to Hooten Young as one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world.