Hudson Maple Cask Rye
Tuthilltown Spirits // New York, USA
Tuthilltown Spirits is known for it's micro-barrel aged whiskeys, made in the Hudson Valley of New York State. Wood's Syrup in Vermont has been using ex-whiskey barrels from Hudson to age their maple syrup. Tuthilltown then bought back a number of these barrels to give their Manhattan Rye an additional hit of aging in the maple lined casks. Note: pricing is for 375 ml sizes.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak, ex-maple
"Sure it's mapley, but the big surprise here is there is some restraint with which it comes through. The sugars play nicely with Hudson's very spicy rye, and take some of the edge off the harshness of the young whiskey. However, a bit too much of the oak is still present, adding an overpowering woody aromatic to the sugar and spice, almost like a varnish. It doesn't quite end with everything nice."