hudsonI am preparing for the concerned notes from friends and family when I yet again talk about one of my favorite things that some may classify as a “vice.” I have said it before and I would say it again, I like Bourbon!

It’s true. I love everything about it. As a non-drinker well into my 30’s, I have recently developed a taste for bourbon, go figure. Not the cheap stuff either – the finer the bourbon the more I love it. Thankfully (Mom!) I do not drink it very often, so on those special occasions I can justify spending a little bit more than the cost of the average beer.

I have been trying to track down as many of the small batch bourbons as I can. There has been quite a revival in the bourbon world, and it is not just Kentucky anymore.

I just discovered Tuthilltown Spirits based in New York . In business for the past several years, Tuthilltown has been making destilled spirits in New York for the first time since Prohibition. One of their products is Hudson Four Grain bourbon whiskey, which I can’t wait to get my hands on to try.

About Tuthilltown Spirits‘ Hudson Four Grain bourbon whiskey: “Hudson Four Grain bourbon whiskey brings together the distinct characteristics of corn, rye, wheat and malted barley. Each batch starts with 800 pounds of grain which is ground at the distillery, cooked and fermented, then distilled twice. It is aged in our signature small barrels. Our Four Grain Bourbon is a rich full-flavored spirit. The grains are perfectly suited one to the others so that the end result balances the soft richness of corn, the sharp peppery notes of rye, all the smooth subtlety of wheat and the sweetness of malted barley. Each bottle is hand numbered.”

I love the whole idea of this bourbon – made in New York , small batches, and I love the look of the bottle and labeling. I will report back on what I find. I may even (gasp!) smoke a fine cigar while I sip my bourbon.