Boys under the age of 18 that wanted to join the service during the American Civil War often were able to do so as drummers or messengers. This whiskey is named as homage of their service. This previously had an age statement of 15 years which has since been removed. Sourced by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, this is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon bottled at 101 proof. The nose is sour apple, vanilla, and oak. The palate is a snowball rolling over fruits, vanilla, and spices, mixing them all together into a well balanced and complex whiskey.