New Holland Dragon's Milk "Origin" Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
47.5% ABV (95 Proof), 750 ml, distilled in Michigan
"Origin is a straight bourbon whiskey, distilled in small batches and bottled at 95 proof. This release is the first year-round bourbon with an age statement of five years or more for the craft distiller.
“Origin is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on at New Holland,” said Adam Dickerson, brand manager, in a prepared statement. “We’ve been sampling this product patiently for five long years and are continually impressed by its complexity of flavor, and delicate finish.”
Origin’s hundred-year-old, prohibition-era pot still at New Holland’s production facility is used to make all their bourbon recipes. The distiller finds this still imparts a fruit-forward character to their bourbon, bottled in batches of 100 barrels or less. The recipe features corn, rye, and a high ratio of malted barley.
“Origin’s high-barley mash bill and five-year maturation in char #3 oak barrels offers the drinker a one-of-a-kind experience,” Dickerson noted. “We are particularly enthusiastic about Origin’s four signature tasting notes of stone fruit, namely pear and apricot, citrus, baked pastries, and vanilla wafer. The marriage of these flavors with the myriad of additional sub-flavors forms a truly memorable bourbon and presents you with new tasting notes to uncover each time you revisit.”" The Whiskey Wash
"In a modern world dominated by column still bourbon, we again opted for the road less traveled — distilling on a prohibition-era pot still. This traditional method allowed us to produce true small-batch bourbon, always bottled at the pinnacle of flavor in batches of 100 barrels or less. The result is a whiskey that offers a rich body and complex flavor made to be savored.