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Hudson Baby Bourbon (46%, OB, 2020)

Hudson Baby Bourbon

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Bourbon whiskey
  • Cost: £49.95
  • Origin: Tuthilltown Spirits
  • Vintage: Undeclared
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What they say

Tuthilltown Spirits had the honour of producing the first legal pot-still whiskey in New York since Prohibition – Hudson Baby Bourbon! Made using 100% New York corn, the Tuthilltown folks mature the spirit in tiny 2 gallon barrels and treat it to some music. This isn’t simply to entertain the whiskey as it sits stoically in a warehouse, the bass speakers agitate the cask and liquid, impacting the flavour!

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Robust vanilla, new oak warmth, popcorn and a lingering whiff of sugared almond.

Palate: Marzipan and candied ginger, with a thick layer of caramel on top. A touch of rye spiciness develops.

Finish: Chocolate peanuts, buttered corn-on-the-cob and a light glaze of honey.

What I say

Bourbon whisky produced by Tuthilltown Spirits in New York from Pot Distilled 100% New York Corn and matured in 2 gallon barrels.

Sampled as part of the Master of Malt American and Bourbon Whiskey Advent Calendar 2020.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Golden brown (14/20), fine tears and legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, polished wood, vanilla, cheroot cigars, cherry chewing tobacco, corn, apple, cherry, delicious.
  • Taste: Medium-full bodied, sweet with a hint of spices, woody initially then becomes more polished on the palate, caramel, corn, cinnamon and tobacco leaf.
  • Finish: Long, sweet, dry and spiced quite woody and herbal.

Overall

Great! Powewrful, polished wood and spices with a lovely sweet backdrop.

Score 87/100

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