About New Holland Hatter Royale Hopped Whiskey
Inspired by the double-barreling process used at some of Scotland's most revered distilleries, Brett VanderKamp – New Holland Brewing's founder and master distiller — decided to start aging whiskey in used beer barrels. Scotch, which is traditionally aged in ex-bourbon casks, is often double-barreled, or finished, in sherry casks. "The notes of sherry add another layer of complexity, color and richness to the Scotch," explains VanderKamp. "I thought we could do the same thing for whiskey."
Founded in 1997 near the shores of Lake Michigan, New Holland Brewing Company owns a microbrewery and a distillery – New Holland Brewery and Artisanal Spirits – in Holland, Michigan. “One of the leading innovators in the revolution of craft brewing and distilling,” their core range includes craft beer, gin, rum, vodka, whiskey and liqueur.
Released in 2017, New Holland Hatter Royale Hopped Whiskey is a unique expression, riding the wave of hopped whiskeys. Twice distilled in a wash of 100% fermented barley, centennial hops are then added to the malt at 85 proof. Sweetened with 3% cane sugar, this vivacious whiskey is finally bottled at 80 proof. The result is extremely flavorful and delicate with subtle floral notes mingling with vanilla and spicy hints on the palate. A new and exciting expression, this hopped whiskey is remarkably well-balanced.
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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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