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New Holland Beer Barrel Rye

New Holland Beer Barrel Rye

Size: 0,75 l
(44.0% ABV)
$34.99
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  • BrandNew Holland
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionMichigan
  • DistilleryNew Holland Brewing
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol44.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A classic American Rye finished in ale casks to bring an earthy, hoppy notes.

One might think that a company called "New Holland" might be in the New York area. After all, the Dutch settled New York City, calling it New Amsterdam for a century. But no… New Holland Brewing and Artisan Spirits is based in Holland, Michigan. So I guess it makes sense anyway.

New Holland Brewing and the more recent edition, New Holland Artisan Spirits — was founded in 1996 by two childhood friends: Jason Spaulding and Brett Vander Kamp. Perhaps not surprisingly, they started by brewing beer. Then they stated brewing a lot of it. Turns out, they were good at it and now they brew nearly 1 million barrels of beer per year across several varieties. In 2005 they expanded into Whiskey, Rum, and Gin, beginning sales of those products in 2008.

For decades, beer makers have aged some of their craft beers and ales in ex-Whiskey barrels to give them extra flavor. The folks at New Holland Brewery did the same thing. Then in 2013 they had an epiphany. They had just started producing Whiskey and they were aging it in new American white oak. Then they were using those new ex-Bourbon barrels to flavor their Dragon’s Milk Stout Ale. So, they flipped the process and finished their Bourbon in the same casks. So, the life of the casks is now Whiskey, then ale, then Whiskey again.

The process was a big hit and several distilleries have copied the technique since then. But in 2017 they brought the same process to their in-house Rye. New Holland Beer Barrel Rye is a bottle of spicy, hoppy-ness at 44% ABV.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • spicy spicy
  • vanilla vanilla
  • rye rye
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • leather leather
  • hops hops
  • dry dry
  • savoury savoury
Appearance / Color
Ruddy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Our first impression is the scent of cinnamon granola clusters on the nose with a background of leather and hops.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate induces a chewing reflex with an almost savory note over honey, allspice, and vanilla.

Finish
The finish is long and lightly dry with a hint of Rye spice.

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A classic American Rye finished in ale casks to bring an earthy, hoppy notes.

One might think that a company called "New Holland" might be in the New York area. After all, the Dutch settled New York City, calling it New Amsterdam for a century. But no… New Holland Brewing and Artisan Spirits is based in Holland, Michigan. So I guess it makes sense anyway.

New Holland Brewing and the more recent edition, New Holland Artisan Spirits — was founded in 1996 by two childhood friends: Jason Spaulding and Brett Vander Kamp. Perhaps not surprisingly, they started by brewing beer. Then they stated brewing a lot of it. Turns out, they were good at it and now they brew nearly 1 million barrels of beer per year across several varieties. In 2005 they expanded into Whiskey, Rum, and Gin, beginning sales of those products in 2008.

For decades, beer makers have aged some of their craft beers and ales in ex-Whiskey barrels to give them extra flavor. The folks at New Holland Brewery did the same thing. Then in 2013 they had an epiphany. They had just started producing Whiskey and they were aging it in new American white oak. Then they were using those new ex-Bourbon barrels to flavor their Dragon’s Milk Stout Ale. So, they flipped the process and finished their Bourbon in the same casks. So, the life of the casks is now Whiskey, then ale, then Whiskey again.

The process was a big hit and several distilleries have copied the technique since then. But in 2017 they brought the same process to their in-house Rye. New Holland Beer Barrel Rye is a bottle of spicy, hoppy-ness at 44% ABV.

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  • BrandNew Holland
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionMichigan
  • DistilleryNew Holland Brewing
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol44.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • spicy spicy
  • vanilla vanilla
  • rye rye
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • leather leather
  • hops hops
  • dry dry
  • savoury savoury
Appearance / Color
Ruddy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Our first impression is the scent of cinnamon granola clusters on the nose with a background of leather and hops.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate induces a chewing reflex with an almost savory note over honey, allspice, and vanilla.

Finish
The finish is long and lightly dry with a hint of Rye spice.

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
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Eric
I am not one to try something ...

I am not one to try something once and make the quick judgement, maybe my palate was off that day, but an another reviewer noted, It really does finish like it was aged and pored from a cast that was previously used to store an old, cheap lager style beer. Not to my liking at all.

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Josh
The hop character overwhelms t...

The hop character overwhelms the taste and while not completely unpleasant, not entirely enjoyable either. Not a great mixer eitjet

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.

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Miyako
Meh, Just Passable

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.

g
guest
Pretty Darn Good!

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.