Wednesday, April 19, 2017


William Grant & Sons, has announced the acquisition of Tuthilltown Spirits, for an undisclosed sum.

Tuthilltown, which was New York State’s first distillery since prohibition, produces a number of craft spirits including the award-winning Hudson Whiskey.

William Grant & Sons acquires Tuthilltown Spirits

William Grant & Sons has acquired the entire 36-acre Tuthilltown facility which includes the distillery that produces Hudson and a variety of other local craft spirits brands, restaurant, visitor centre and scenic grounds with riverfront views.

Commenting on the news, Simon Hunt, William Grant & Sons’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “In 2010, William Grant & Sons bought the Hudson Whiskey brand as we were not only attracted to the possibilities within the American whiskey category but in particular, the authenticity of the Hudson brand and the excellence of the whiskey; the same is true of the distillery. The entire team at Tuthilltown bring an incredible passion to what they do and possess an entrepreneurial spirit that we will whole heartedly encourage.”

He went onto say: “In a short time, the craft distillery founded by Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee quickly achieved acclaim having won numerous industry accolades and, given its historic association with the Hudson brand, the acquisition of the distillery is a logical addition to William Grant & Sons’ operations in the US. Ralph will still be very much involved in the business on a day to day basis collaborating and experimenting with our team of distillery experts and Master Blenders.”

Since launching in 2006, the Hudson Whiskey range has grown to include their award-winning Hudson Baby Bourbon, Hudson Manhattan Rye, Hudson Single Malt Whiskey, Hudson New York Corn Whiskey and Hudson Four Grain Bourbon expressions.

Posted by Steve Rush