By Judy Shields
Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 1/27/2021 – “I am extremely honored to be working with Soldier Valley Spirits. We have been developing this product for the past 5 months to make sure that it was the right product to put my name on. I believe we have it too,” says Greenwood. “This is a veteran-run company that continues to give back to veterans through the sale of their products and that is exactly what I support.”
Portion of Proceeds To Support Non-Profit Veteran Organizations
The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to speak with Lee Greenwood about this new ‘Lee Greenwood Signature Bourbon Whiskey’. He is very proud to be working with Soldier Valley Spirits for the upcoming launch of the bourbon whiskey. We also talked about his beautiful wife and two sons, how they celebrated the holidays, plus the fact that he tested positive for COVID-19, but had no symptoms. He has worked with Time Life to release Two Exclusive Albums Digitally For The First Time Ever last Oct 2, 2020. Greenwood’s ‘Same River, Different Bridge’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ now released digitally to all platforms.
Lee Greenwood is being rightfully honored for his significant contribution to the music industry with an all-star salute celebration which will encompass his 40 years of hits. This exclusive event features special guest appearances from a few of Greenwood’s friends including well-known artists Riley Green, Michael W. Smith, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, Randy Owen (of Alabama), Home Free, Sam Moore, Tracy Byrd, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Mark Wills, The Frontmen of Country and more to be announced.
The celebration is yet another marker in the illustrious career of Lee Greenwood, commemorating years of success in the music and entertainment industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama. Tickets on sale NOW. click here to get yours today.
Enjoy our conversation here:
Lee Greenwood, known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless The USA,” has partnered with Soldier Valley Spirits to develop and distribute the Lee Greenwood Signature Bourbon Whiskey. This special ‘90 proof’ bourbon whiskey is bottled in a canteen shaped bottle embossed with the number “6” and includes a hanging military-style dog tag showcasing the letters “LG”. The silver foil label contains the replica signature of Lee Greenwood. As announced today in Whisky Advocate, the special blend of bourbon is available for pre-order at www.soldiervalleyspirits.com and will be at retail by Memorial Day 2021!
Wondering what that “6” embossed on the bottle means? The “6” on every barrel and bottle is a constant reminder that we always have each other’s backs! Just like on a clock, the stars represent nine, twelve, three, and SIX. This is especially true for our veterans and the nonprofit veterans’ groups and first responders we support.
“Soldier Valley Spirits originated from a desire to celebrate and honor U.S. veterans who have served our great nation. When approached about partnering with Lee Greenwood on creating a special bourbon, we immediately were ready to make it happen as there is no other entertainer that does more for veterans than him. We are honored that he chose us to bring this product to the market,” says Jeff Hadden, founder of Soldier Valley Spirits and Patriarch Distillers.
Solder Valley Spirits and Patriarch Distillers follow the core values of faith, family, and service to the country. Family is the foundation of the business. It not only encompasses the familial ties established through blood and marriage, it also represents supporting each other by working together to create the best products possible. The name Patriarch embodies the vision of the company’s commitment to family. Patriarch is a term that means the head of the family. The company name honors our Midwest parents and grandparents who have always put faith, family, and country before all things.
Soldier Valley Spirits knows the importance of honoring those who have served to preserve America’s freedom. We have teamed up with local and national charities to show our appreciation to the men, women, and families who have sacrificed so much. We’re committed to giving back by donating a portion of our proceeds to these non-profit organizations.
Other Soldier Valley Products
Soldier Valley Vodka
Our Soldier Valley Vodka was a Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco International Spirit Competition and a Bronze Medal Winner at the Denver International Spirit Competition. Our vodka is made from the finest Midwest grains and water. We never cut corners. In fact, we distill our vodka six times to ensure we are producing a truly pure product because nothing worthwhile comes quickly.
Soldier Valley Amber Rum
Made with 100% pure cane sugar and bananas, our amber rum is aged in our used whiskey barrels just long enough to pull off that full-bodied amber color along with subtle charcoaled sweet tones. Who says rum must come from the Caribbean? Drink over ice or use your imagination when mixing your perfect cocktail concoction.
Soldier Valley Patriarch Whiskey
This 86-proof, frontier-style whiskey was created with the inspiration of a time gone by. Hard-working frontier people liked their whiskey with an “edge.” This rough and tumble whiskey is meant to be consumed in a chilled shot or mixed with your favorite cola. Or, you might consider yourself a modern-day frontiersman and drink it neat. Patriarch Whiskey is distilled from 100% grain, 18% rye, and barreled for approximately 16 months. This whiskey is dedicated to the men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, who have always answered the call to serve. They leave their civilian lives behind to stand up and fight for our freedom and for those who live in tyranny.
Soldier Valley Private Stock Rye Whiskey
Our Private Stock is a high-rye whiskey made from 64% rye, 33% corn, and 3% barley. This rye, aged no less than four years, offers a kick of flavor while the corn darkens the color. It is aged to perfection in new American white oak charred barrels. The Private Stock is only ready when our master distiller says it is to achieve the best caramel, vanilla, and spice finish.
Soldier Valley True American 6 Bourbon
Soldier Valley True American 6 Bourbon was a Double Gold Medal winner at the 2014 San Francisco International Spirit Competition and won a Gold Medal at the 2014 Denver International Spirit Competition. This is a handcrafted, small-batch, traditional bourbon. Our recipe consists of a blend of locally grown rye, wheat, barley, and corn. This bourbon is distilled slowly to yield a high natural spirit as it comes off the still. It is aged to perfection in new, American white oak barrels. The final product is a bourbon with an exceptional medium-bodied blend of warm tones and unparalleled taste, color, and finish.
Soldier Valley Omaha Beach Bourbon
In honor of D-Day, the turning point in World War II that helped push the Allied power to victory, we handcrafted a small batch blend of three bourbons, including our Soldier Valley True American 6 Bourbon. With each of these bourbons aged at least four years, the three distinct recipes come together to create a unique flavor with an extremely smooth finish.
About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits, and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others.
His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001, and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.
Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available at leegreenwood.com.