Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Tuthilltown Spirits, has announced that it has just completed its first-ever private barrel program where bars, restaurants and retailers across the US personally-selected single barrels of Hudson Whiskey to be bottled and sold in their individual outlets.

In celebration of the acquisition of the Hudson Valley-based distillery by William Grant & Sons, 40 casks of Hudson Four Grain Bourbon and 20 casks of Hudson Single Malt, were made available to those participating in the program.

Hudson Whiskey completes its first ever Barrel Program

More than 100 guests representing 25 businesses, were welcomed to Tuthilltown by co-founder Ralph Erenzo, and were given an in-depth look at the distillery’s grain-to-glass production by Hudson Whiskey Ambassador Han Shan.

After being guided through a hands-on tasting of a selection of single barrels by Hudson Whiskey Chief Distiller Brendan O’Rourke, each guest was then given the chance to select their choice of a custom colour wax enclosure in which each bottle would be hand-dipped.

Commenting on the news, Han Shan, Hudson Whiskey Ambassador, said: “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. 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.”

In addition to the Hudson Four Grain Bourbon and Hudson Single Malt barrel programme bottlings, the brand has also announced the launch of new 750ml bottle sizes across its range. Up until now its whiskey’s were only available in the 375ml bottles.

Posted by Steve Rush