Hudson Whiskey NY Bright Lights Big Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Tuthilltown Spirits
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • bread
  • caramel
  • honey
  • mint
  • corn
  • sweet

Hudson

Whiskey NY Bright Lights Big Bourbon (0.7l, 46%)

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Hudson Whiskey’s high-corn Bourbon with a sweet profile at a perfect 46% ABV.

Hudson Whiskey came into being by accident. Back in 2001, Ralph Erenzo purchased an old grist mill and the surrounding property because of some nearby rocky cliffs. His plan was to create a climber’s ranch where vacationers could come to practice rock-climbing. This didn’t sit well with the neighbors. He looked around and saw farms producing grain, a mill for processing it, access to plentiful water from a limestone aquifer, and the right zoning already in place. Fate made him pivot to Whiskey, becoming the first new distillery in New York State since Prohibition. Twenty years and a bunch of awards later, Ralph and his partners are pretty happy with the results and you will be too.

Hudson Whiskey just updated their core lineup and design — the bottles and labels are now slick and modern but the Whiskey is still old-school. Hudson Whiskey NY Bright Lights Big Bourbon is brilliantly high-corn with a mash bill of 95% corn and 5% malted barley. It’s aged for a minimum of three years in new oak and bottled at the perfect ABV — which regular readers will recognize as 46%. And that means you’ll find a warm dram that leans to the sweet, caramel side.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Tuthilltown Spirits
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma of Cracker Jacks rises to meet your nose along with vanilla, oak, and warm cornbread.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is bright and alive with more caramel sweetness up front and notes of hominy, vanilla, wild honey, and a bit of menthol.

Finish
The finish is medium-length and warming.

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  • vanilla
  • oak
  • bread
  • caramel
  • honey
  • mint
  • corn
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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