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Hudson New York Corn / Tuthilltown Distillery

Corny Sunday Morning

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

26th Nov 2017


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Ahhhhh - it's so rare to have a Sunday morning to myself...let's take the time to write up a few whiskies I have lying around (mostly heels that I haven't gotten around to reviewing yet.)

Tuthilltown Distillery is a micro-distillery in New York State, I believe the first to be established in the state since Prohibition. It was founded in 2001 by Brian Lee and Ralph Erenzo and is now owned by William Grant & Sons.

Their New York Corn whiskey is non-aged, and is apparently the first pot-distilled whiskey to be produced in New York State since Prohibition. The corn comes from neighbouring local farms, and is the foundation for their popular (and quite yummy) Baby Bourbon.

The colour is clear. On the nose it's primarily buttered popcorn with floral, grassy notes. I get a hint of light caramel but I have no idea where that could be coming from, since it hasn't touched wood. A bit herbal with water. Oily and medicinal, but not rough - surprisingly gentle.

On the palate it's again surprisingly smooth, with a bit of heat around the light corn. Water gives it an oilier mouthfeel while increasing the heat. Slightly herbal but otherwise not much else going on here.

The finish is a bit oily but nondescript. I'm not a fan of un-aged American corn whiskies (which, by the way, cannot be sold in Canada as whisky) but it's always a fun experiment to try. Doesn't compare to Buffalo Trace's White Dog (which is not all corn) but for what it is, it's not bad.

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