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    New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    This got pitched to me today and I have to admit it was a nice pour. What we call 'interesting whiskey'
    Its MGPI (says distilled in Lawrenceberg Indiana) with 90 days finished in new holland brewery's dragon milk beer barrels. Aside from the creamy, rounder, flavor I liked the fact that it was mid twenty$$ wholesale. Distributor said it was 5 year bourbon but I'm not betting any money on that. Tasted older than 2 for sure. Anybody had this?
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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    Yeah, I like it quite a bit. Definitely different. Very creamy, malty, and just a very agreeable pour. I would definitely buy it again.

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    They've been distilling whiskey for quite some time. While I'm glad they're being transparent, why source? No pride in their product?

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    Unlike the rye, the MGPI bourbon is not to my liking. Almost everybody who uses it finishes it in some way. Of the ones I've tasted, the New Holland is the most successful. I agree with the 'creamy, malty' description.

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    Thanks for reminding me about this, have been wanting to try and will go get a bottle today.

    Will report back later.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    They've been distilling whiskey for quite some time. While I'm glad they're being transparent, why source? No pride in their product?
    Their primary product is their Zeppelin Bend American Malt. It's OK. They have made some other malt whiskeys, a rye, a hop-infused gns faux tequila, rum & a pretty good gin.

    I don't know if they've distilled a bourbon. I've reviewed many of their beers and spirits on the blog, but I've never even had a retweet or comment in reply.
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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    I enjoyed this product at the price of $29.99. I let the empty glencairn sit out overnight and it smelt solely like beer the next morning.

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    I've seen it but haven't bought it, but I'm curious as to the labeling. If it's aged at least two years they could legally call it straight bourbon whiskey, couldn't they? (Their literature just says "aged for years" without specifying, but the plural implies more than one.)

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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by shoshani View Post
    I've seen it but haven't bought it, but I'm curious as to the labeling. If it's aged at least two years they could legally call it straight bourbon whiskey, couldn't they? (Their literature just says "aged for years" without specifying, but the plural implies more than one.)
    4 years to be labeled straight I believe
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    Re: New Holland beer barrel aged bourbon

    They list it as a few years, which in my book means three. But I don't think there is a legal definition of few.
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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