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    Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot-distilled whiskey to be made in New York since the start of Prohibition. The bourbon is pot-distilled from 100% New York State corn and was double distilled and aged in a three gallon American Oak cask. The Baby Bourbon, which gets its name from its scant three month aging process, is produced at the Tutthilltown Gristmill, a National Historic Site.

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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    I thought that it took at least two years of aging to make a bourbon.

    EDIT: I now noticed that it is 100% corn. Why did they decide to call it bourbon?
    Last edited by fog; 12-29-2006 at 08:20.

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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by fog View Post
    I thought that it took at least two years of aging to make a bourbon.

    EDIT: I now noticed that it is 100% corn. Why did they decide to call it bourbon?
    If it otherwise meets qualifications, it's bourbon from the time it's made. It must be aged two years to be 'straight' bourbon.
    As for the corn, while the lower limit is 51%, there is no upper limit. Old Charter is famously at least 80% corn. So, qualifying as a corn whiskey doesn't disqualify it from being bourbon.
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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    It's 100% New York grown corn. Not a 100 % corn mashbill.

    I picked up a bottle of this and the Un-aged version, Old Gristmill, yesterday. When I open them I'll report back...
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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    The legal difference between corn whiskey and bourbon is that bourbon must be aged in new cooperage. Corn whiskey either is aged in used cooperage or not aged at all.

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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    I also thought that in order to be called Bourbon, it had to be made in KY??

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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by drli View Post
    I also thought that in order to be called Bourbon, it had to be made in KY??

    To be called Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, it must be made in Kentucky. Bourbon doesn't have to come from Kentucky. There is also the Old Potrero Bourbon which is made in California.

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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by drli View Post
    I also thought that in order to be called Bourbon, it had to be made in KY??
    Bourbon is a distinctive product of the United States, so it can and has been made in many states, the fact that most bourbon is currently made in KY tends to confuse people on this fact.
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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashPuppy View Post
    To be called Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, it must be made in Kentucky. Bourbon doesn't have to come from Kentucky. There is also the Old Potrero Bourbon which is made in California.
    Old Potrero makes a bourbon? I wasn't aware of this, I know they make ryes, but bourbon is news to me.
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    Re: Hudson Baby Bourbon, aged 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Old Potrero makes a bourbon? I wasn't aware of this, I know they make ryes, but bourbon is news to me.
    No I don't believe they do, I think they make Rye and a 19th century style spirit that I don't think they even conisder a whiskey... Not sure though. Never had any of them, not yet anyway.

    But really; Rye, Bourbon it's all American Straight Whiskey and that's what is important, right?!?!
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