Malt Advocate 84 points - Hot nose, plenty of rye spice - it is 100% rye - mint, bay leaf, sweet clove. Quite a kick, but there’s good flavor behind it; more spice, oak, and a firm sweetness. The finish is quite quick, just some dry rye in the back of the mouth, and gone. Better-behaved than most Hudson whiskeys I’ve had; hardly mellow, but enjoyable. Price per 375 ml.
(Winter 2011) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson (Aug 2011)
Wine Enthusiast 95 points - Balanced, light and versatile, and likely a good foil for cocktails. Smoky fragrance with hints of caramel and dried apricots. The golden color, medium weight and flavors pleasantly evoke maple syrup and caramel at first, although zingy, oaky flavors soon follow. With ice, the wood becomes more pronounced. A nice, smooth and dry finish lingers but doesn’t overstay… - K.N. (Nov 2010)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Burnt grain and grassy notes fill the nose, while the palate is rich with tasty hints of marmalade and spice. This is an intense, lively and bold tasting whiskey. (Mar 2013)
Til Prohibition New York was known for its rye whiskey. This feisty spirit was the basis for the legendary Manhattan cocktail, made famous by Jenny Churchill (Winston's Mum). Rye had not beenproduced in New York for over 80 years, but Tuthilltown Spirits' Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey signals the return of the quintessential New York whiskey. Our rye is made from whole rye grain one batch at a time. It is not the blended whiskey your parents used to mix with soda. This is honest rye whiskey. Hudson Manhattan Rye is bottled at 92 proof. It is fruity, floral and smooth with are recognizable rye edge that leaves no doubt the origin of the spirit. Each bottle is hand filled, capped, waxed and numbered. Enjoy the return of this classic American spirit.