Dragon’s Milk Origin Toasted Barrel 2024A “Campfire Pie”


Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Toasted Barrels

Company: New Holland Spirits

Distillery: New Holland Brewing Company

Release Date: March 2024

Proof: 119

Age: NAS (Company’s website states aged more than 5 years before finishing)

Mashbill: 70% Corn, 25% Malted Barley, 5% Rye

Color: Light Caramel

MSRP: $80 / 750mL (2024)

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Subtle smoldering wood | Cherry turnover | Baked dough | Honey | Dried apple potpourri | Touch of ethanol


Rye spice | Black walnut infused cinnamon syrup | Warm blackberry | Charred oak | Sweet bread


Hot honey | Light rye spice | Honey buns | Gentle oak | Lingering sweetness & spice


A unique combination of flavors comes together to create a delectable pour for the first bottle in the 2024 batch of New Holland Spirits Dragon’s Milk Origin Toasted Barrel series.

Few bourbons have been as unique tasting as the New Holland line of Dragon’s Milk Origin Toasted Barrel that were released over the past few years. The company is back with a new round of their acclaimed distillery-only toasted finished Dragon’s Milk bourbons that consist of four Origin Toasted Barrel bourbons, three of which were additionally finished in honey, rum, or an applejack barrel. The bourbon in review nicknamed “Campfire Pie” is the lone bourbon of the group that is only finished in a toasted barrel without any additional barrel finish being used to it before it was bottled.

Opening with scents that transport you to a crisp New England fall day, “Campfire Pie” delivers a swirl of scents that both suck you in and remind you of the barrel proof nature of this whiskey. Notes of cherry turnover and baked dough combine with dried apple potpourri and a tinge of smoldering wood, all of which rest on top of a bed of ethanol. The midpoint pulls out spicier notes, primarily subtle rye and very noticeable black walnut-infused cinnamon syrup, which, when combined with a warm blackberry note, become the star of the show. Finishing with a pop of hot honey and light rye spice, the sip ends on lingering doughy oak flavors that pull along a prickly spice note. Overall, this is another fine showing by New Holland Spirits, and while it may not be the highlight of the bottles in this latest round of releases, it will certainly please anyone who is able to get their hands on a bottle.

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 Moskal

April 30, 2024
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