Hudson Whiskey recently introduced its oldest whiskey release to date … Four Part Harmony, a four-grain bourbon whiskey aged at least seven years.
This matured bourbon features, according to information from the brand, the sweetness of corn, sharp peppery notes of rye, the subtlety of wheat, and the light fruitiness of malted barley; flavors that Hudson’s distillers say work together like a jazz quartet. Hence the harmonious name.
Tuthilltown Distillery was the first New York distillery to open post Prohibition, and this is where Hudson Whiskey was born. The brand’s original four-grain bourbon came out as a 2010 limited edition release, quickly selling out.
Now, having been cultivated long enough to release considerably-aged offerings, Four Part Harmony signals the start of a new era for the whiskey maker.
“Hudson Whiskey has been looking forward to this moment ever since our humble beginnings upstate, so we’re thrilled to unveil our oldest release to date,” said Paul Coffey, senior brand manager of Hudson Whiskey, in a prepared statement. “This release shows Hudson Whiskey’s intent to continue pushing boundaries and paving the way within this pivotal time in the American craft whiskey movement.”
Hudson Whiskey has firm ties to the region and continues to source 100 percent of its grains from neighboring farms. The Kosher Certified whiskey is pot-distilled from a mash of 60% corn, 15% rye, 15% wheat, and 10% malted barley.
“I am so proud of this liquid,” said Brendan O’Rourke, Hudson Whiskey’s chief distiller. “The locally-grown mash bill produces a deep amber color and nose of sweet corn, rye bread, rich vanilla and dark cherries. Drinkers will find that every grain plays its part to create a complex whiskey with a lasting finish.”
Hudson Whiskey’s reinvented portfolio recently rolled out nationwide with a new look and feel inspired by the New York subway system.
Flagship variants include Bright Lights, Big Bourbon and Do The Rye Thing, along with Short Stack, a rye whiskey finished in maple syrup casks, and Back Room Deal, a one-time limited-edition finished in peated Scotch barrels.
Now rounding out the new offerings is Four Part Harmony, the newest limited-edition release at 92 proof (46% ABV) and a suggested retail price of $69.99.
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