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Evan Williams® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Bardstown, KY 43% Alc./Vol. ©2019
Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.®


We are proud to name our 2018 American-Made Heroes: six selfless veterans who continue to answer the call to serve. In recognition of their work, we’re making donations to the charities they support, and featuring each of them on our Evan Williams American Hero Edition bottles this summer.

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  • tyler crane, SERGEANT 1ST CLASS   U.S. ARMY

    tyler crane SERGEANT 1ST CLASS
    U.S. ARMY

    Tyler Crane grew up all over the United States, which instilled in him a love for his country and a strong desire to serve. He turned down wrestling scholarships to enlist in the military and joined the elite U.S. Army Rangers, leading platoons on multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • amanda ison runyon, HM2 (FMF)  U.S. NAVY

    amanda ison runyon HM2 (FMF)
    U.S. NAVY

    Amanda Runyon grew up in Spring Hill, Florida, where she still lives today. She learned the value of community service early on by volunteering at local health clinics with her aunt. Raised in a family with a proud military tradition

  • michael siegel, SERGEANT MAJOR   U.S. ARMY (RET.)

    michael siegel SERGEANT MAJOR
    U.S. ARMY (RET.)

    Michael Siegel grew up in Leeper, PA. He is the oldest of four brothers, all of whom served in the military. At 17, he was so eager to enlist in the Army that he skipped his high school graduation to start basic training.

  • michael stinson, HMC (FMF) U.S. NAVY

    michael stinson HMC (FMF)
    U.S. NAVY

    Michael "Doc" Stinson grew up in Florida and South Carolina, enlisting in the U.S. Navy like his father and grandfather before him. With ambitions to work in healthcare "somewhere down the line," he trained as a Navy Hospital Corpsman


Every American-Made Hero has a courageous story to tell. Meet our past heroes.