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Zeppelin Bend American Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: American Single Malt

Company: New Holland Spirits

Distillery: New Holland Brewing Company

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 94.6

Age: 10 Years

Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley

Color: Dark Mahogany

MSRP: $130 (2022)

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NOSE

Grape | Black cherry | Light tobacco leaf | Malt | Effective

palate

Dark fruits | Berry | Light vanilla | Aged oak | Light mixed nuts | Mild heat | Well balanced

finish

Malt | Stone fruit | Grass | Wet stone | A touch dry | Medium length

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Sporting an impressive 10 year age statement grounds this sherry finished whiskey, resulting in a tactful sip.

Zeppelin Bend Single Barrel is an American single malt whiskey from the New Holland Brewing Company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Known for their Dragon’s Milk beer and recent introduction of Dragon’s Milk Bourbon, their Zeppelin Bend American malt has been around since 2007. The whiskey is limited to sale in only New Holland’s tasting room & bars in Holland/Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Zeppelin Bend American Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish sports an impressive 10 year age statement. Few American single malts can claim this achievement, so this release should turn heads on that alone. Its sherry cask finish is certainly front and center and while not shy, it isn’t overbearing. The whiskey’s barrel finish overshadows the whiskey’s age to a degree, but the 10 year old malt has its own job to do and grounds the whiskey. This rock solid base is how the whiskey keeps its sherry finish in check. As a result, this isn’t a flashy single malt that you’ll bring out to impress those looking for a whiskey with flair. There is no denying it’s sophisticated and well crafted, and malt-heads will find plenty to love, but bourbon lovers may expect more flourish. In the American single malt scene, there’s little like it.

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: Eric

September 7, 2022
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