Maker: New Holland Distillery, Holland, Michigan, USA
Style: Dry gin finished in red wine barrels.
Michigan state minimum: $30
Appearance: Pinkish orange, like a light rosé.
Nose: Pomegranate seeds, chocolate orange, alcohol, leather.
Palate: Full bodied. Chili spiced wine.
Finish: Lemonheads, pine cleaner.
Mixed: Added a fruity note to most of the classic cocktails I tried, but does ok with tonic too. Not great in a dry martini, though.
Parting words: I had several questions about the gin and I sent the fine folks at New Holland a message with those questions a few months ago and they never responded, as usual. As a result, I have no idea what variety of wine the barrels held or if they were sourced from a Michigan winery or somewhere else. It would be cool if they were from Michigan, though.
This will probably be the last New Holland spirit I review because I’m sick of reviewing their stuff and not having my existance acknowledged even in the most basic ways. That said, Brixx is pretty good and the price isn’t awful for a barrel finished craft gin. Brixx is recommended.