Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 50831 00201 4
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Wax-sealed natural cork stopper

More about Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey

Produced by: Tuthilltown Spirits
Owned by: William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd
UK distribution by: William Grant & Sons UK Ltd
UK trade PR by: Touch PR
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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

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Acclaimed as being the first legal pot-distilled whiskey made in New York since prohibition, Hudson Baby Bourbon is double pot-distilled from fermented a mashbill of 100 per cent New York corn and aged in specially made small (3 gallon casks) American oak casks giving a high wood to whiskey ratio.
Remember, there is no minimum age requirement for bourbon (only 'straight' bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years), so don't allow the fact the label says "Aged under 4 years in American Oak" mislead you into thinking this is a 4-year-old whiskey. However, the small new oak casks used impart their flavour much quicker and quite differently to regular-size barrels.

Each hand-filled and numbered apothecary-style bottle is finished with a natural cork stopper and wax seal which must be cut with a knife to open. Bottled without chill-filtration.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 22/04/2012

Appearance:

(year: 2011, batch: 19, bottle 1452) Clear, coppery amber forming tight beads with slow falling thin legs.

Aroma:

Corn, vanilla, roasted nuts and inside of an old oak wardrobe with buttery nubuck leather, caramel and freshly baked bread. Nose becomes more toasty as it is left to open.

Taste:

Corn,oak, acorn and leathery vanilla flavours fight for attention. Nothing restrained or finessed about this baby. The heavy oak influence adds bitter tannins and a ginger spice note.

Aftertaste:

Caramel and dry oak with gentle ginger, pepper and clove spice, lingering old leather.

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