While deployed to Kuwait, Andrew Lang created his own alcoholic drink. He would combine boiling water, melted skittles, and a piece of bread in a bottle and let it ferment. Eventually he would have a bottle of candy with alcohol. Since returning to the civilian world, Lang has perfected the processes used to create alcoholic beverages. He started out with home-brew kits at Fort Campbell, made wine while he was stationed in Italy, and even brewed whisky while in Afghanistan. After retiring in 2017, Lang has opened and runs Leatherwood Distillery in Pleasant View, Tennessee where he creates spirits to send overseas.