New Holland Freshwater Rum

New Holland Freshwater Rum

(0.7l, 40%)


7.1/10
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Pirates of the Great Lakes, ahoy!

When the two college buddies — Brett Vander Kamp and Jason Spaulding — launched their brewery in 1996, they knew their hometown of Holland, Michigan was in need of a breath of fresh air. What they didn't know was that their operation would be among those leading the charge for craft brewing and distilling. It's ridden the new wave well, growing into a powerful force over the years, yet staying independent. They've been doing various styles of beer before expanding into Spirits in 2005, distilling Whiskey, Rum, Gin, and everything in between.

Don't get us wrong, we're all for a nice cold brewski, but we're even happier to see them put their craft brewing expertise and philosophy to use in distilling. Freshwater Rum is just that — inspired by the Great Lakes, made from molasses and cane sugar that are fermented on-site, pot-distilled twice, then aged for 6 months in wine, Whiskey, and fresh barrels. It's on the young side, but that barrel variety brings plenty of complexity and richness to the table. Do take a seat, why don't you? 
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Amber Rum
  • Region
    Michigan
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    New Holland

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
dried fruit
oak
spicy
vanilla
apple
sugar
tropical
sweet
What does New Holland Freshwater Rum taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in New Holland Freshwater Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich and complex aromas are the result of aging in various different barrels. Oak comes through, along with caramel, vanilla, and fruity notes, including apples and a hint of tropical fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark sugar and caramel sweetness notes ahoy! There's some dried fruit and wine in there, and the oak spice balances it all.

Finish
Finishes sweet and fruity, with the caramel and spice lingering. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Glenn
Glenn,
Great taste, with a good, soft burn. Classic, sweet rum flavors.
 
Nate
Nate,
Phenomenal all around. Great nose. Great balance. Smooth. This is one of the easiestly consumable rums on ice that I've ever had! I need more.
 
Jason
Jason,
Strong pineapple and caramel
 
David
David,
A very nice sipper straight or with rocks... Can mix but no need.
 
Corey
Corey,
Crisp, clean, would make a great summer drink
 
Brian
Brian,
Well balanced, both myself and my wife liked it a lot. It is smooth enough to drink straight but has enough flavor to come through in a mix.
 
Eric
Eric,
I thought it was smooth, vanilla and caramel forward. My favorite in the "Spirit of American Revolution" taster.
 
john
john,
It was a little less smooth than I like
 
Matt
Matt,
Very harsh
 
Scott
Scott,
Caramel and fruity taste
 
Eric
Eric,
Delicious!
 
Adam
Adam,
Very good
 
Lolita
Lolita,
not overpowering...subtle... a nice sipper
 
Damon
Damon,
Fruity and caramel. Very sweet. My wife would love this for her mixed drinks, but too sweet for me.
 
Bill
Bill,
I like this much better than the other taste options by a mile. Smooth, but not too much sweetness. Will to my wish list. Very good. 😋
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Very sweet! Vanilla, coconut, fruity and delicious. Mild oak barrel to keep it interesting.
 
Gary
Gary,
Average , not much to make it distinct from a lot of other rums.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I thought it was smooth. Strong caramel hints.
 
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