Hopquila, A New Way To Drink Hops And Barley
Hopquila? The last liquor mash up comes from New Holland Brewing of Holland Michigan, a company that makes craft whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and now, Hatter Royale Hopquila. The bottle is adorned with a Mad Hatter-like figure and the creation itself was a bit of an experiment. The Chicago Tribune reports that the beverage is bit of a coss between a beer and a spirit. The product website says that the Hopquila is a fermented wash of 100% barley is twice distilled, then steeped with Centennial hops. The resulting beverage is actually an un-aged whiskey but has the hoppy notes of a beer with some of the citrusy and floral notes of a tequila. So far it sells in just a few states and costs $35.