Hudson Whiskey rolls out US barrel programme

24th October, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

Hudson Whiskey has unveiled a new barrel programme, offering bars, restaurants and retailers the opportunity to select their own single barrels of Hudson Four Grain Bourbon and Hudson Single Malt.

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Hudson Whiskey launches its barrel programme in the US

To mark William Grant & Son’s acquisition of Tulhilltown Spirits in April this year, 40 casks of Hudson Four Grain Bourbon and 20 casks of Hudson Single Malt will be made available to customers.

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon is pot-distilled from a mash bill of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley, while Hudson Single Malt is pot-distilled from 100% malted barley. Both are aged in new charred oak, non-chill filtered, and bottled at 46% abv.

More than 100 guests representing 25 outlets were welcomed to Tuthilltown for in-depth look at the distillery’s grain-to-glass production by Hudson Whiskey ambassador Han Shan, and guided through a hands-on tasting of a selection of single barrels by chief distiller Brendan O’Rourke.

Each guest was then given the chance to select their choice of a custom colour wax enclosure.

“As Tuthilltown joins the William Grant & Sons family, with its 130 years of distilling heritage, we wanted to showcase the craft and consideration that goes into every barrel – and indeed every bottle – of Hudson Whiskey, and this was a perfect way to do that,” said Shan.

“We took great care in selecting the pool of barrels from which customers would then be selecting their private barrels, and we’re very proud of every cask we are now bottling, and sealing with custom wax.”

Hudson also shipped the first cases of its Four Grain Bourbon and Single Malt expressions in the larger 750ml bottles; until now only available in the 375ml package in which Hudson was originally introduced.

The expressions will be available at participating outlets across the US this autumn.

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