Last month Michael, Duncan and I went to St. Petersburg for an event and while we were there my friend Shirl Penney struck up a conversation with Scotty Neil, the founder of Horse Soldier Bourbon.
Scott was part of the elite team of Green Berets who were sent behind the lines immediately after 9/11 to join our former Mujahideen allies and drive the Taliban out of major Afghan cities. The bad guys were fortified with old Russian tanks and artillery. Scott’s team mobilized thousands of mounted Afghan freedom fighters and charged these tanks head-on, which was later dramatized in the movie “12 Strong” starring Chris Hemsworth.
(Horse Soldier Bourbon, made inside The Urban Stillhouse bar and restaurant, St. Petersburg, Florida)
We spoke to Scott about building the Horse Soldier brand of Bourbon whiskey and what it takes to lead a rapidly growing operation where the brand is so central to the corporate identity. Shirl also sat down to share some lessons on the creation of Dynasty Financial. We are extremely proud of this episode which dropped this morning in time for Independence Day.
Thanks to our media team Duncan, John and Nicole for working on it and doing such a great job with this story.
The YouTube version will soon be available on our channel. You can listen on Apple or Spotify right now.
In this special July 4 episode of The Compound and Friends, Michael Batnick and Downtown Josh Brown are joined by Scott Neil (Founder, Horse Soldier Bourbon) and Shirl Penney (CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners) to discuss special forces being sent to Afghanistan in post-9/11 (now known as the jumpers), entrepreneurship, the importance of hiring the right people, and much more!
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