Hudson Whiskey – Manhattan Rye

Since prohibition, Hudson Whiskey is the first whiskey distillery to open its doors in New York. Although Tuthilltown Gristmill was initially purchased in 2001 to serve as a rock climber’s ranch it was whiskey that later came out of there a few years later.

One of the first things that captured me about Hudson Whiskey was its packaging. This smaller size bottle is eye catching and if you are walking down the whiskey/bourbon isle at the liquor store you can’t help but notice it. Although it comes in a rather smaller bottle, this whiskey certainly packs a punch.

It wasn’t till after quite some time of walking by it in the aisles, that I finally got the chance to try this little whiskey at Sweet Cheeks Q right here in Boston. If you are familiar with the area and are looking to drink bourbon/whiskey this is one great place to do. Their bourbon/whiskey is one of the best I’ve seen in the city.

As a kid, did you ever get a chance to eat a Cinnamon Jawbreaker? Or better yet, the candy called Fire ball? If you have, then weirdly enough that is what this whiskey reminds me off.

Tasting Experience
Nose: oak and spices
Taste: Cinnamon (like the candy), spicy (fiery) and honey
Finish: Smooth, great tasting punch is what finishes this whiskey off

I very much enjoyed this whiskey; it’s certainly different than other rye’s I’ve tasted. I would recommend trying, however if you ask me, would I ever purchase this whiskey to add to may collection? The answer is no. This is a great tasting whiskey, but my problem with it is the price.

Although great tasting, for the price I was expecting a lot more. This 375mL bottle will cost an average of $45 depending on where you buy and compared to other American whiskeys, that is pretty high.

If you’ve tried it before, I would love to hear your thoughts on this whiskey and its price.


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Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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