Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
The Hudson Four Grain Bourbon is much better than the Hudson Single Malt that I reviewed last week. There, glad that's out of the way. This product from Tuthilltown Spirits in New York is alright. The nose is a potent blend of wood and boozy cinnamon roll flavors. There is complexity with sweetness, spiciness, oak, and more. On the palate the whiskey is heavy on the raw grains and lacks mellowing. The rye is big while for a bourbon it carries a lack of corn sweetness. It is a stiff drink of whiskey on its own and continues to burn on the way down. The finish is long and slow with spice from the rye remaining to be evident. This whiskey will undoubtedly wake you up after taking a sip. I'd say it needs a little more time in the barrel to mellow out, but other than that Hudson is onto a not-too-shabby bourbon.

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon

Average Score 63.33

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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