New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey

American Single Malt

New Holland // Michigan, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    67
  • Avg. Rating

    3.06
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 34 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made 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 Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"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."

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