Hudson Baby Bourbon

Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey
46% ABV
$40 to $45 (375ml bottle)
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What the Distillery Says:
HUDSON BABY BOURBON is the first bourbon whiskey to be distilled in New York. This single grain bourbon is made from 100% New York corn and aged in our special small American Oak barrels. This unique aging process produces a mildly sweet, smooth spirit with hints of vanilla and caramel. The BABY is Tuthilltown’s first whiskey and the first legal pot-distilled whiskey made in New York since prohibition. BABY BOURBON is a perfect introduction to aged whiskey spirits. It is mild and friendly, bright to the tongue and warming all the way down. Each bottle is hand waxed and numbered. It is a true American classic. The BABY is our most sought after spirit. Make sure you alert your fine spirits dealer today to ensure your supply.

What Richard Says:
Nose: The corn whiskey is heavy on the nose. There’s just a hint of vanilla but not much. No doubt from the short(3 months) time in the barrel. Oddly, there is something here that reminds me of Woodford Reserve.
Palate: Sweet cornbread drizzled with cinnamon icing.
Finish: It is a little hot on the finish but smoother than I expected.
Comments: I’m not the biggest fan of the craft whiskey movement. I find most of it over priced and underwhelming. However, this one is hiting some interesting flavor spots for me. It’s very tasty and approachable. It’s still a little hard to swallow at $40 to $50 for half bottle but very tasty.
Rating: Stands Out

We would like to thank Jaimie and Exposure America for providing us with a review sample. They were also kind enough send over a cocktails suggestion too!

Blackberry Baby Bourbon Sour
2 oz. Hudson Baby Bourbon
3-4 Fresh blackberries
0.75 oz. Simple syrup
0.75 oz. Lemon juice

Add to pint mixing glass: 3-4 fresh blackberries + 0.75 oz. simple syrup, muddle well. Add 0.75 oz. lemon juice, 2 oz. Baby Bourbon, and ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with blackberry folded into lemon twist on pike.

Four Roses OBSV

Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection
50.0%
$35 to $40
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What the Distillery Says:
The Private Barrel Program is offered to Four Roses retailers only. But as a discerning Bourbon drinker, you also get to enjoy the benefits of our Four Roses Private Barrel Program at your local participating retailer.

60% Corn, 35% Rye, and 5% Malted Barley mashbill with a yeast strain imparting delicate fruity flavor.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Burnt caramel, vanilla, and fresh berries.
Palate: A nice rye spiciness of black and red pepper. A vanilla nougat followed by toffee candies.
Finish: An oak finish of extreme length with hints of pepper, cinnamon, and mint.
Comments: This specific bottle was a nine year old store selection for Total Wine.

Free Tickets: Whisky Extravaganza

Who likes free stuff? Really who doesn’t like free stuff, right? How about two tickets to one of the fall tour events for the Whisky Extravaganza? The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America is donating two tickets to one of our lucky readers. These are $135 to $165 each so I think this is a pretty cool give away. Do I have your attention now?

If you are interested in winning two free tickets to either the Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, or Fort Lauderdale events then send me an email to richard@whiskeyapostle.com no later than midnight EST on September 30th, 2014. I will pick a winner at random on the morning of October 1st. The winner will get an email asking for legal name, mailing address, which event you want the tickets to, etc. and we will get the tickets sent to you via mail from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America. Obviously you have to be of legal drinking age and I ask that you don’t win the tickets and try to flip them. Those are the only requirements. Let the contest begin!

Four Roses OESO

Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Strength OESO Private Selection
57.0%
$55 to $70
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What the Distillery Says:
The Private Barrel Program is offered to Four Roses retailers only. But as a discerning Bourbon drinker, you also get to enjoy the benefits of our Four Roses Private Barrel Program at your local participating retailer.

From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles.

75% Corn, 20% Rye, and 5% Malted Barley mashbill with yeast strain imparting robust fruity flavor.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Creamy caramel, orange marmalade, crushed mint, vanilla, cinnamon, licorice and a slightly meaty back note.
Palate: Chewy cherries jubilee, Mint Juleps, vanilla greek yogurt and bit of char.
Finish: More crushed mint with a mild oakiness and slow fade of barrel char.
Comments: This specific bottle was a Georgia Bourbon Society selection.

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Event Notice: Fall 2014 Whisky Extravaganzas

Just in from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America:

“Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur’s evening featuring rare & exceptional single malt, Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world. The evening includes unlimited tastings, epicurean food, a selection of premium imported cigars for our guests’ later enjoyment, souvenir snifter glass and much more. The Whisky Extravaganza brings the discerning enthusiast the opportunity to sample the participating whiskies in a sophisticated and elegant environment with genuine camaraderie and knowledgeable representatives from each participating distillery.

“All events from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Registration begins at 7:00pm.”
The Whisky Extravaganza fall 2014

Whiskey Apostle readers also get a 10% discount on tickets to the Extravaganza. Please use the promotional code “APOSTLE14″.

You can purchase tickets directly from the link below, by visiting their website www.thewhiskyextravaganza.com or by calling us at 800.990.1991.

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