MIKE TROTT | CO-FOUNDER
Michael (Mike) Trott
U.S. Air Force
As a co-founder of Four Branches Bourbon, Mike is the Managing Principal, directing all communications and day-to-day efforts for the company, from product development to distribution. Mike served in the US Air Force Security Forces and most of his tenure was spent in Europe, assigned to special teams and detailed to the Office Special Investigation (OSI) for close protection and as an undercover narcotics agent. After the USAF, he served as Special Agent and Assistant Team Leader for the protection of the CIA Director and was assigned to protective missions in high-threat overseas environments. He is also the author of the book, “The Protected.” Mike’s unique combination of military, government and private sector experience makes him an invaluable asset to Four Branches Bourbon.
Behind the Branches
When Mike (Air Force) received a call from Rick (Marines) in 2021 about creating a bourbon to honor others in their military and veteran community, there was no delay in his response, he simply said, let’s do it. Their next two calls to Harold (Navy) and RJ (Army) solidified the future for Four Branches Bourbon. The simple idea to bottle a barrel evolved into a complex idea to launch a brand. Four Branches Founders Blend came off the bottling line on April 24, 2023. The rest is history!