New Holland Spirits 'Dragon's Milk' Origin Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 125.4 Proof|
Today, we have a special release. It's rare to get the first private barrel from any distillery. Especially when the barrel is five years old. However, thanks to the guys over at Breaking Bourbon we were able to get the first ever private barrel from New Holland Spirits. Known primarily for their beer, New Holland is now making a name for itself in the bourbon world. Here's the story from Breaking Bourbon on how this pick came to life.
We’ve been following the New Holland Spirits Dragon’s Milk line since their release of Bottled in Bond Bourbon in 2020. Origin Small Batch Bourbon followed in 2022, and with it a consistently unique flavor profile that isn’t like any other bourbons we’ve had. Distilled using a copper pot still, and with a high malted barley mash bill, bright fruit with complements of chocolate and spice.
We started by narrowing down from a range of different whiskey types - single malt, rye, beer barrel bourbon, and Bottled in Bond, ultimately choosing their straight bourbon finished in a toasted barrel and bottled at barrel proof. From there, we selected from a range of options all coming in at around 5 years old and around 126 proof at the time of sampling. The flavor profiles ranged quite a bit, from more traditional bourbon notes to heavy floral and fruit notes. We decided on the barrel that struck the most balance, offering a more traditional bourbon base, but still highlighting those unique bright fruit notes and floral notes we have come to enjoy from New Holland’s distillate.
New Holland Spirits 'Dragon's Milk' Origin Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 125.4 Proof - Selected by Breaking Bourbon & Seelbach's
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