Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Manhattan Rye (350ml)
When Brian Lee and Ralph Erenzo founded 'Tuthilltown', New York's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, it was with a gung-ho, can-do attitude: "If there are people with half a kindergarten education and no teeth back in the mountains who have figured this out" declared Ralph Erenzo, "We can do it." After a half million dollar investment and jumping through countless legal hoops, the distillery based at the Tuthilltown Gristmill (a National Historic site built in 1788) is now producing excellent small batch, 'hand made' Bourbon, Corn & Rye whiskies. Where possible, local ingredients are employed, with double distillation taking place in a small copper pot still, followed by maturation in tiny American oak casks.
Tasting Notes: Massive and unmistakable initial sharp rye attack on the nose then turns into salted mixed nuts and spicy peanut saute sauce followed by traces of vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate. The palate follows through with huge, biting rye penetrating every corner of the mouth and persisting in leaps and bounds, until the palate fades into sour-rye bread finale. Toasted oak and caramel with vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate re-emerging on the long finish. Sharp complex and drying - everything a great rye whiskey should be! 46.0% Alc./Vol.
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