Bourbon whiskey is believed to have been around since the 1700’s, although the first use of the word wasn’t until around 1820. A variety of flavors and styles have been introduced over the years by countless brands, including many that are well known across the globe. So what would possess someone to start a new company called Southern Cross Bourbon and enter the competitive world of Spirits?
“Seeing that veterans had produced spirits in the past – “Horse Soldier” comes to mind – there was nothing on the market that represented the Marine Corps, or specifically the Marine Corps Special Operations (Marine Raiders)”, said Allan Smith, a Marine veteran and co-owner of Crux Distillery.
The team behind Southern Cross Bourbon and Crux Distillery came together after meeting and participating in the Marine Raider Memorial March. The team includes a Marine Raider, a Gold Star wife & mother, an Army veteran and Emergency Room Nurse, and a Firefighter-Paramedic Marine Corps Veteran.
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