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This whiskey pays homage to the men of the 10th Mountain Division

Just a few miles south of Vail, Colorado, was the home the Army's 10th mountain Division, where thousands of brave men trained tirelessly before heading off to fight the Germans in WWII.


Fast forward to modern day, the founders of a unique spirits company found a way to pay homage to those men who helped defeat the Nazis by handcrafting 10th Mountain Whiskey in their honor.

These soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division take a moment for a quick photo op during their intense training before heading off to the front lines.

Founders Ryan Thompson and Christian Avignon are admirers of the famed unit. Avignon in particular has a special tie to the men that served in the 10th Mountain Division – he is the grandson of a medic who fought with 10th Mountain.

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After each drop of the tasty beverage is carefully brewed and bottled, it receives a unique addition — one of the 10th Mountain's original slogans printed right onto the custom-made label.

The bottler then gives each bottle a dog tag, embedding a great personal story.

Each bottle comes with a slogan and a dog tag forever carrying a story.

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So the next time you make a toast with a shot of 10th Mountain whiskey in your glass, remember to recite these meaningful words.

"From mountain to shining shore, by freedom they always swore, though death did not cheat them, they bestow us a freedom and a whiskey worth fighting for."

Cheers.

Check out the second full-episode of We Are The Mighty's original show Meals Ready to Eat below to watch these men brew that perfect whiskey shot in honor of the veterans who served in the 10th Mountain Division.

(Meals Ready to Eat, KCET)
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