January 22, 2015 | Emily Haines
In November 2014, New Holland brought together their own facilities team and some expert contractors to build a 2,000-gallon still as a major addition to their production distillery. The new still will work in concert with the 600-gallon Prohibition-era still that has been responsible for all the New Holland Artisan Spirits flowing through production.
We’ve got to say – it’s so awesome to be sending thousands of gallons of wash through the still each week; particularly as we ramp up our bourbon production to keep up with Beer Barrel Bourbon demand.
We sat down with our Head Distiller, Brad Kamphuis, to chat a bit about the (as yet un-named) still.
New Holland Brewing Co. | Emily Haines
I am not a professional bartender. I am not a budding mixologist. I am not a craft cocktail columnist.
I am, however, a woman who loves a good margarita.
And it’s because of my love of this tasty cocktail, that I got abnormally excited about the launch of our new orange liqueur - Clockwork Orange. (Hint: Hitting shelves June 1!)
As the person who types up press releases and the like, it’s easy to wax poetic about the rich, deep flavors of our whiskey program or our artfully crafted gin and its twelve-botanical blend or how craft daiquiris made with our rum make summer on the lake pretty much perfect. But orange liqueur has some preconceived notions about it and there aren’t very many American-made craft versions out there.
So, I took home our Pub recipe for a scratch margarita along with some Clockwork Orange and Hatter Royale Hopped Whiskey and thought there’s really no better way to explain this spirit than through one of my favorite cocktails.