About New Holland Brewers Whiskey
"The craft beer movement has sparked a real curiosity in average beer drinkers, who say to themselves that they don't need to drink the same product anymore," says Brett VanderKamp, the cofounder of New Holland Brewery and Artisanal Spirits. "We want to do the same thing with whiskey drinkers."
Situated on the banks of Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan, New Holland Brewery and Artisanal Spirits is best known for brewing craft beers such as Dragon's Milk Ale and White Hatter Pale Ale. In 2005, however, VanderKamp added a still to his brewery and began distilling spirits.
New Holland Brewers Whiskey is crafted exclusively from two-row malted barley, which is milled and mashed at the distillery. Once the grains have been mashed, they are fermented with a brewers yeast for up to ten days, producing a bottle-ready New Holland craft beer. "Our fermentation process is slow and methodical," says VanderKamp. "We're not looking to rush the process."Following fermentation, the wash is twice distilled through a copper-pot still before being matured in a series of small, American white oak barrels that have been heavily charred. The char contributes notes of mellow chocolate, cocoa and cloves to the whiskey, and compliments its notes of honey, vanilla and custard.
New Holland Brewers Whiskey has an intense aroma of toffee, vanilla and chewy caramel. The aroma gives way to sweet notes of honey, cocoa and milk chocolate on the palate, and leads to a warm finish accented by touches of spicy oak, coconuts and papaya.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
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