30 July 2012
An interesting combination coming out of New Holland called Hatter Royale Hopquila Tequila. This new spirit is barley-based and loaded with Centennial hops…but it’s Tequila…sort of. This from New Holland:
For centuries, cultures all over the world, have celebrated the benefits, aroma and flavor of Humulus
lupulus, a.k.a. “hops.” Their lively aromatics and punctuated bitterness are best known for their most infamous role in brewing. Hatter Royale is the innovative creation, Hopquila which invites the herbaceous perennial to the exciting world of distilled spirits.
A fermented wash of 100% barley is twice distilled, then steeped with Centennial hops. The vivacious spirit features a grain-centric body framed by citrus-laden hop character in the nose and finish. Hoparitas!