Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: New Holland Spirits
Distillery: New Holland Brewing Company
Release Date: April 2022
Age: 5 Years
Mashbill: Undisclosed (company states high barley mashbill)
Color: Aged Copper
MSRP: $45 (2022)
Baking spices | Malt chocolate | Chocolate wafers | Oak | Holiday spiced ale | Intriguing combination of scents
Chocolate wafer | Light vanilla | Holiday spices | Rye spice | Light charred oak | Malted barley makes a nice impact
Spice | Light oak | Chocolate malt | Lingering
Dragon’s Milk Origin Small Batch Bourbon is the latest whiskey release from New Holland Spirits. Known for their Dragon’s Milk Beer (along with many others), the company has slowly been building their whiskey portfolio over the last several years. According to the press release, New Holland uses 100 barrels when blending Origin Small Batch.
Dragon’s Milk Origin isn’t the first time the brand has capitalized on the Dragon Milk name, as their bottled in bond version holds that honor. While that version comes across as more fruit forward, Dragon’s Milk Origin is more reminiscent of drinking a beer barrel aged bourbon. Except in this case, no barrel aging was involved, making this an intriguing sip. It’s full of spice and chocolate flavors, and is unique compared to other small batch bourbons it competes against at its price point. It’s this uniqueness that kept pulling me in throughout my time spent with this whiskey and is what makes this whiskey worth a try.