Hooten Young was founded by Tim Young and Norm Hooten, retired Delta Force MSG and real-life “Hoot” from Black Hawk Down – a Hollywood depiction of the Battle of Mogadishu. Created as a brotherhood bonded by the love of freedom, family and honor — Hooten Young created its cigars and whiskey as a tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.