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  1. #1
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    Which Hudson are worth getting?

    I saw these at my local liquor store and a quick search shows they are pretty rare in the state.

    But they appear pretty expensive for a 375 ML bottle (about $50 each)

    Part of me hates buying a bottle just to taste it and the other part hates paying 1/3 a price of a bottle to taste it at a bar.

    Are there any of these worth getting?
    http://tuthilltown.com/category/products/aged-spirits/

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris24 View Post
    Are there any of these worth getting?
    Depends on the person, I s'pose.

    I have had the Baby Bourbon and enjoyed it. I would buy it
    again despite the (high) price. I do think the price can be
    prohibitive and I have passed them by in favor of other bottles.
    It may be good juice but is it that good is what you have to ask
    yourself.

    I have a bottle of the Single Malt Whiskey (Batch 1 - 2007)
    but it is unopened. Saving for a special occasion (plus I'm
    not much of a Malt man.)

    I would like to try their 4 Grain Bourbon and Gov't. Warning Rye.

    They were named "ARTISAN DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR 2010 by the
    American Distilling Institute at its annual conference in Kentucky in
    May; taking also Silver medals for its HUDSON MANHATTAN RYE and
    HUDSON FOUR GRAIN BOURBON, and Gold medal for the design of the
    MANHATTAN RYE package" (from WDJK blog) so they are impressing
    someone.

    For me the price for a bottle would be a better bet that a taste at
    a bar as far as value for your money. Unless you absolutely hated
    it, in which case you set it aside and offer it when you have company.

    John Q.

    (edit to add: do a forum search for Tuthilltown and Hudson for other
    threads.)
    Last edited by silverfish; 07-01-2010 at 07:33. Reason: search suggestion

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    I had the Baby Bourbon in Houston and was not impressed by it at any price let alone the price they charge for it. It's very young it it comes through in the nose, taste and finish. There are a lot better things to spend $50 on.
    Last edited by p_elliott; 07-01-2010 at 07:42.
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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris24 View Post
    ...Part of me hates buying a bottle just to taste it and the other part hates paying 1/3 a price of a bottle to taste it at a bar..
    This is exactly the sort of time when having a group of local enthusiasts (drinkin' buddies?) that you meet with regularly so comes in handy. If you can split the cost of bottlings where the price of curiosity is pretty high it takes the sting out of the price tag.

    So far, every Woodford and BT experimental along with most startup micro bottlings that I've had would fall into the "glad I tried it once, and hope they keep working at it" category.

    Roger

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    I recently tasted the Baby Bourbon, Manhattan Rye and Single Malt. They are all interesting, but I can't say any of them are worth the money compared to other more established brands. If you're interested in a novel tasting experience and want to see what American micros have to offer, pick one up (I'd go for the rye), but don't expect to be blown away.

    http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2010/...t-tut-tut.html

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris24 View Post
    I saw these at my local liquor store and a quick search shows they are pretty rare in the state.

    But they appear pretty expensive for a 375 ML bottle (about $50 each)

    Part of me hates buying a bottle just to taste it and the other part hates paying 1/3 a price of a bottle to taste it at a bar.

    Are there any of these worth getting?
    http://tuthilltown.com/category/products/aged-spirits/
    Hi Chris24 and welcome to the forum. I see from your other post that you're in WA state. Just curious if you live near Seattle. We have a few members here in the area and are planning a gathering soon. Hope to see you around.

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    All are interesting.

    None worth the price.

    They do make a vodka from apples that's pretty good. (also overpriced)

    All have the earmarks of good whiskey with whole lot of buts:

    If they were only a little sweeter, woodier, mellower, richer, cheaper, complex etc.
    Colonel Ed
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    Comissioned by Paul Patton, 1999

    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    All are interesting.

    None worth the price.

    They do make a vodka from apples that's pretty good. (also overpriced)

    All have the earmarks of good whiskey with whole lot of buts:

    If they were only a little sweeter, woodier, mellower, richer, cheaper, complex etc.
    I agree. Overpriced and underaged whiskey. Spend your money elsewhere
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    I like the Baby Bourbon, but I have yet to be convinced that craft spirits are worth the extra cost when the macro boys do such a fine job.

    I think they are trying to fill a need that isn't there.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Which Hudson are worth getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I had the Baby Bourbon in Houston and was not impressed by it at any price let alone the price they charge for it. It's very young it it comes through in the nose, taste and finish. There are a lot better things to spend $50 on.
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