Distillery/Brand: Tuthilltown Distillery | Region: America | ABV: 46% | Colour: Deep Gold
Nose: 22 | Taste: 21 | Finish: 22 | Balance: 22 | Rating: 87
So this is what I know about the Tuthilltown Distillery. It is the first distillery in New York since Prohibition ended over 80 years ago. It makes a bunch of different spirits: vodka, gin and a few different types of whiskies including corn, rye and single malt.
But most interestingly the property that it is built on was actually purchased for the intention of being used as a climbers ranch. When the neighbors kicked up a fuss, owner Ralph Erenzo along with Brian Lee decided it would be a good idea to start a whiskey distillery instead.
And it seems like they’ve come a long way given the number of awards they’ve won including Craft & Artisan Distillery of the year. And from what I’ve tasted I don’t see why not.
Not available in my neck of the woods I had to find a straggler lying around in an auction site some where to get my hands on it and satisfy my curiosity. So here goes.
My sample is from a brand new bottle and served at an alcohol strength of 46%
Nose: Rose water. Spices. Chocolate. Fresh leather. Oak shavings. Vanilla. Linseed oil. Clove. Caramel. Sandalwood. Quite herbaceous. Jute bag. It’s a nice spicy nose. 22/25
Palate: Cinnamon. Oak. Sandalwood. Coffee beans. Cocoa powder. Red chili flakes. The delivery is a bit thin. I would have liked it to be fuller. But the flavors are on point. 21/25
Finish: Long. Cinnamon. Clove. Thyme. Rosemary. 22/25
Overall Comments: I can see why this distillery is making headlines. While the whiskey did not totally blow me away it has made me curious to try their other offerings. And that can only be a good thing.
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If you get chance to try any of the others,they very good. The prices can be a bit high for such a small bottle.
Good to hear. Will def try and get my hands on some more! Cheers and thanks for stopping by!
I’ve heard they are best known for their ‘Baby Bourbon’…. however our one sampling of the Single Malt was not at all encouraging. Think varnish or furniture polish. Definitely different but not something I’d want more of…
That said, can clearly see they are experimenting with different whiskies so perhaps another would be more my tipple and good to read your impressions of the Rye.
Yes, I’ve heard the Baby Bourbon is where it’s at. I think that’s going to be my next purchase. From experience (Balcones) I don’t think the Americans are ready for single malts just yet. But let’s see.
This one has it’s flaws but I’m willing to accept them. It’s my kinder nature thanks to a strong New Years resolution!
Will look forward to that review.
Of American single malts, I was rather impressed with the Westland Cask No 395 54.6%. Worth paying attention to in my humble opinion. 🙂