February 2019 - New York, USA - Hudson Maple Cask

$110.00
February 2019 - New York, USA - Hudson Maple Cask

February 2019 - New York, USA - Hudson Maple Cask

$110.00
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Tuthilltown Spirits from New York is known for its small-batch whiskeys, releasing a special edition each autumn; it seldom disappoints. This year’s special edition is double distilled using a 100% rye mash bill sourced from local New York grain. It is aged in newly charred oak barrels before being finished in ‘maple syrup’ cured whiskey barrels from a local Hudson Valley partner.

“We send used Hudson Whiskey barrels to Woods Syrup, a maple syrup producer in Vermont that ages syrup in the barrels, decants them, then sends them back to Tuthilltown. At that point we finish off a small selection of rye in the used casks. The result is a sultry, slightly decadent spirit that never loses its rye character.”

Appearance: Deep golden hue displaying an age beyond its years.
Nose: Immediately rich and bold, the nose promises plenty to come from the spicy rye.
Palate: Very much in balance as the young rye works well with the maple sweetness – creating a whiskey that is both mouth-watering and a full flavoured.

Comments: It’s an early call (being just February) but this whiskey is my pick of the year.  It’s fascinating on many levels as the rye challenges while the maple finish placates. Available in limited amounts this is a cracking whiskey that you should snap up before it’s all gone.