Info: “Matured for only four years but aged by sonic maturation, resulting in a very rich oak flavour with hints of caramel and light vanilla.”. The first legal aged grain spirit to be produced in New York since Prohibition ended over 75 years ago. Hudson’s spirit is manufactured in a pot still at the Tuthilltown Distillery and is aged in small new oak casks. 100% corn.
Colour: Rich dark golden with rusty orange tints.
Nose: Rich and deep nose, packed with corn notes and liquorice along with some acetate drops and plenty of fresh new oak flavours.
Palate: Quite thick and oily on the palate. Plenty of sweet creamy corn, some caramel notes and a fair pinch of spices.
Finish: A splash of freshness leads to a long and warming fairly sweet finish.
Water: None needed, it’s good as it is.
Thoughts: Nice and easy to drink, a pleasurable session dram. Followers will know I don’t drink a great deal of bourbon; I prefer barley whisky to corn whiskey in general, however I’d happily have a dram of this whenever offered! Don’t forget when buying, it only comes in half size bottles, which makes it in the region of £80 for 70cl, on the upper side of the price range (hence why the half size makes it a little more accessible).
Available: The Whisky Exchange – £40.95 (35cl)
Thanks to Hudson for the sample.