Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is bringing back the tradition of whiskey distilling in The Big Apple. Tuthilltown’s high quality handcrafted rye whiskey is the first since prohibition to be distilled in the Hudson Valley. Also, Tuthilltown has the oldest continuously operated grist mill in New York and in 1982 became part of the National Register of Historic Places. All of this history has come together at Tuthilltown to create an amazing small batch whiskey that harks back to pre-prohibition booze.
We were fortunate enough to get our hands on two of Tuthilltown’s great whiskeys. The Hudson Manhattan Rye and the Single Malt. These bottles of Hudson Whiskey go through a distillation process that includes custom copper pot stills, while each bottle passes through at least seven sets of hands before it leaves. Hudson Whiskey has become a top tier whiskey distillery and their attention to detail throughout the distillation process is evident.
The Manhattan Rye is bottled at 92 proof and comes in a 375ml bottle. This is one of the best American made rye whiskies. It’s best enjoyed not mixed in a manhattan but sipped neat. The aroma of the Manhattan Rye is sweet and bright, reminiscent of flowers and cherries. The Manhattan Rye has a wonderful rye flavor, as well as, a bright flowery and fruity taste. The finish has a little spice and char flavor but is exceptionally smooth. This is one of our favorite rye whiskies here at Boozeblogger.
Another great expression offered by Tuthilltown is the Hudson Single Malt. The aroma of this whiskey is reminiscent of fresh cut wood and leather. Also, scents of sweetness and citrus. The taste has a strong flavor of barrel char, somewhat harsh, and spicy. Also present are notes of vanilla and oak. It finishes strong and quite dry, definitely has a long lingering and tingly finish. This is an excellent offering from Hudson.
We’ve found the Manhattan Rye to be more to our liking. Both offerings are excellent examples of american whiskey that is not bourbon. We look forward to further tasting and review of Hudson!