New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey
American Single Malt
New Holland // Michigan, USA
100% malted barley and aged in charred new American oak barrels for at least 3 years. A portion of the barley is heavily roasted and fermented at a slow pace of up to 10 days. Bottled at 90 Proof. A Zeppelin Bend is actually a general purpose bend knot used to secure airships like Zeppelins and is not referring to one of the greatest rock bands ever.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Some cedar, barrel spices, and raw grain come through on the nose. Raw wood and pecan husks are discovered along with a faint hint of vinegar. There is an oily quality to it, but a touch of sweet helps to carry the whiskey along. A fair amount of vanilla, coffee, and apple skins are on the palate. The whiskey is young and raw and is clearly disjointed; for the price, you'd expect a lot more pleasantries to help you swallow both the price and the whiskey."