Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 010327 607030 >
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Wax-sealed natural cork stopper

More about Hudson Manhattan Rye 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

The first rye whiskey to be made in New York State since prohibition - well legally anyway - Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey is pot-distilled from 100% rye grain, matured in small new oak casks in New York state.
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.

There is no minimum age requirement for the term whiskey in the USA (only 'straight' rye whiskey must be aged for a minimum of two years) so don't be misled by the label's, "Stored in New Oak Less Than Four Years" - the key words here being "less than". However, Tuthilltown uses unusually small oak casks which affect the spirit's flavour more quickly and differently to full-size barrels.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 19/10/2014

Appearance:

(sample year: 13, batch: EZ, bottle: 365) Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma:

Newly sawn oak, nutmeg, cracked red pepper corns, nubuck leather, toasted brazil nuts, breakfast tea leaves, toffee apple and faint clove spice.

Taste:

Powerful dry oak, pencil shavings, roasted nuts, stewed apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and clove.

Aftertaste:

Long lingering, toasted nuts and dry spicy newly sawn oak. Overall: Overly oaked but in a strangely appealing way.

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