In 2005, eight years after opening New Holland Brewing Co., Brett Vanderkamp decided to take on a new challenge of distilling high-quality craft spirits in the state of Michigan. With the help of some friends, he built a still from a soup kettle and began distilling the first batches of whiskey produced in Michigan since the end of prohibition in 1933. In an ongoing effort to discover new and better flavor, Brett and our distillers are continuing to experiment with whiskey and test new ingredients, techniques, and barrels. These bottlings are aptly named: Brett’s Barrel.
Each one unique; these bottlings are limited to just a few barrels and may never be seen or tasted again. The numbers and letters on this label represent the date code placed on the barrel when it was first filled with whiskey. We hope that each of these bottles provides you with new flavors that highlight the range of possibilities in the world of whiskey.