Battle Cry

American Single Malt Whiskey Distilled from a Belgian Mash

The Story of Battle Cry

At the Sons of Liberty, we are making American Single Malt Whiskies that are leading the craft revolution. And our Battle Cry is no exception.

This American Single Malt Whiskey is born from a Belgian-style ale. Using 100% malted grains, Battle Cry incorporates rye malt and honey malt, for added spice notes and sweetness respectively. Fermented with a Trappist-style yeast strain and aged in newly charred American Oak Barrels, Battle Cry is a unique experience from beginning to end - hints of dark fruit and spices, such as anise and black licorice, with a distinct sweetness.

No revolution is won without a BATTLE CRY.


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Battle Cry Notes (92 proof)

Mash Bill

Belgian ale inspired mash with rye malt, honey malt and pale malt

Fermentation  14 days with Belgian Trappist style yeast

Distillation Double distilled to an average of 124 proof - bottled at 92 proof

Barrels Minimum of 22 months in Newly Charred American Oak

Finishing Non-chill filtered. No flavorings or coloring added.

Award Competition Year
Gold The Fifty Best - American Single Malt Tasting 2018
Silver The American Whiskey Masters 2018
Silver American Distilling Institute's Judging of Craft Spirits 2018
Bronze American Craft Spirits Association's Judging of Craft Spirits 2018
Gold World Whiskies Awards (Whisky Magazine) 2017
Gold World Whiskies Awards (Whisky Magazine) 2016
Silver American Craft Spirits Association's Judging of Craft Spirits 2016
Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition 2016
Silver Denver International Spirits Competition 2016
Bronze San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
Bronze Washington Cup Spirits Competition 2016
Silver World Whiskies Awards (Whisky Magazine) 2015
Best in Class Whiskies of the World Awards 2015
Silver Whiskies of the World Awards
2015
Bronze American Craft Spirits Association's Judging of Craft Spirits
2015
Bronze American Distilling Institute's Judging of Craft Spirits 2015
Best of Category American Distilling Institute's Judging of Craft Spirits 2014
Gold American Distilling Institute's Judging of Craft Spirits 2014
Gold Craft Awards International Competition 2014
Bronze American Craft Spirits Association's Judging of Craft Spirits 2014
Bronze New York International Spirits Competition 2014
Bronze Whiskies of the World Awards 2014
Bronze New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2014
Toffee and honey on the nose, big but sweet. Sweet and smoky on the palate and that sweetness carries through on the long finish.
2015 World Whiskies Awards
[80 proof review]
"The palate is more traditionally “American single malt” than Uprising, the burly wood making a strong showing, but it is tempered, quite impressively, by all that fruit. Here it showcases apples, some cinnamon, and a brown sugar sweetness that pours on the apple pie notes. Chewy, with nutty, slightly Madeirized notes on the finish, the whiskey grows on you over time as the more raw, wood-heavy characteristics fade a bit." (4/29/18)
Christopher Null - Drinkhacker
The mouth is a sweet, sticky, syrupy, cola-like goodness, like the cola syrup that oozes out of the fountain when there’s a pinch in the soda hose.  It’s really molasses-like in how chewy and substantial it is.  I’m reminded of the dark amber flypaper strips hanging in my grandparent’s home in North Carolina.  The unguent beaded up on those long strips in a way that was almost like pearls.  Come to think of it, pearls would be the perfect spirit gem for this whiskey.  The attraction of pearls is precisely that they are natural, unadorned, and un-ostentatious.  We are talking about a classic with very broad appeal.

The finish is quick and Houdini like.  Which is to say that it’s so damn drinkable.  The readiness of my lips for another sip reminds me of mead.  I’m not getting the funky notes I’d expect from the Belgian yeast.  And it’s not making me want to enter battle.  Rather, I’m ready to draw up terms for a peaceable transfer of the rest of the bottle into my glass." (2/20/18)

 

John - Malt Impostor
"Nose: Orange marmalade on toast, rich butterscotch, manuka honey, cinder toffee, sweet malt, treacle cake, coffee cream chocolates and charred oak. Pretty big!

Palate: Caramel fudge, buttered popcorn, pancakes with Nutella, cloves, maple syrup on bacon, BBQ steak flavored crisps, smoked rack of ribs. Big, sweet and chewy with plenty of depth. Long, with sweet caramel and charred wood...it's an absolute must buy if you live on, or visit, the northern end of the US East Coast." (Published in The New Single Malt Whiskey)
Carlo DeVito - Whiskey Writer
[80 proof review]
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