Prohibition put an end to small-batch distilling in New York, but Tuthilltown Distillers have resurrected an Empire State classic with their Manhattan Rye Whiskey. Good ol’ American ingenuity you can taste, this is not your grandfather’s harsh tipple, but a lively, yet smooth 21st-century whiskey.
Appearance: Bright copper.
Nose: Maple and oak with hints of mint.
Taste: More peppermint coming through with some heat and spice.
Finish: Caramels flourishing before drying out with notes of clove.
Overall: Energetic and lively rye whiskey.
Hudson Manhattan Rye is bottled in unique and quirky 35cl bottles, making it a great gift option. As its name suggests, Hudson’s Manhattan Rye makes an excellent base to a Manhattan Cocktail.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of Hudson Manhattan Rye, you could also try Mitcher’s Single Barrel Rye or Rittenhouse Rye.
The foundation of Hudson Manhattan Rye is handpicked within ten miles of Tuthilltown Spirit Distillery. Once the local farmers harvest and dry the rye, it is ground, water is then added so that the cooking of the mash for fermentation can begin. The Manhattan Rye is left to mature for four years in signature small charred new American oak barrels. These small barrels mean more wood contact in relation to the whiskey, which accounts for its rich, oaky, smoky flavour profile. The whiskey is never filtered, giving a full-flavour experience.
Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Bottled at 92 proof, this is an honest rye whisky, spicy and rustic, yet smooth.