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Beer Barrel Bourbon

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Bourbon Finished in Oak Beer Barrels

Company: New Holland Brewing Company

Distillery: New Holland Brewing Company

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 88

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Light Copper

MSRP: $35 (2021)

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NOSE

Light stout notes | Fresh oak | Vegetative notes dominate and start the bourbon off on an odd note

palate

Sweet malt | Powdered vanilla | Oak | Baking chocolate | Bold, sweet flavors make for a nice midpoint

finish

Malt | Chocolate | Chalky oak | Earthy tones | Dashes of fruit | Mild yet lingering

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New Holland Brewing Company is the group behind the popular Dragon’s Milk barrel aged stout beer. The company takes their in-house distilled bourbon and rye whiskey and ages them in previously used Dragon's Milk barrels. In the bourbon’s case, the result is clear influence from the beer barrel, but not so bold as say War Penny Krogh's Stout Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon. The sip opens with a weird off-putting vegetative note, but thankfully rebounds in a malty-sweet palate as a midpoint. While off balanced, the overall sip shows promise. If the company can even things out a bit, they’d have a real winner of a whiskey that might get hardcore beer drinkers to transition over to the world of bourbon.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

February 25, 2021
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