CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 15 Classics - Page 80

“At this season of my life, I am buried in dirty kid laundry all over my house and covered in dried boogers. It is all my wife and I can do to keep the house in order and our sanity intact. They are beautiful little messes, and we are enjoying our time with them at the ages they are. That being said, I don’t usually have time to think about a 4+ ingredient cock- tail that takes 10 minutes to make. It’s Beer Barrel Bourbon and Vernors Ginger Ale for this guy. Vernors is a Michigan staple in most of our childhoods up here, usually came out when we had an upset belly as a kid. Adding Bourbon to it just makes it a prescription. Jingle All the Way on TV.” Brad Kamphuis Director of Distillery Operations, New Holland Spirits New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon • $30 Once this bourbon is done aging in new American oak, it’s put to bed for three months in barrels that previously housed Dragon’s Milk Stout— New Holland’s wildly popular year-round bourbon barrel aged beer— to mingle with its malty, vanilla goodness. I’ve yet to meet a beer drinker that I couldn’t convert into a whiskey drinker with a Beer Barrel Bourbon Old Fashioned or a Walk of Shame, a milk punch cocktail Christopher James created for an Under My Host show we recorded with some of the New Holland guys.