I just love that small town booze is the new regional item. There's something retro about it, a return to the days before the monster alcohol behemoths ruled the roost. The latest comes to me via a story in the Poughkeepsie Journal
. Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, New York
has created the first bourbon made in New York state. Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot-distilled whiskey to be made in New York since the start of Prohibition. The company also produces a vodka made from Stone Ridge apples.
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. A 375ml bottle can be found online for $39.99
. The company also plans to make corn whiskey and rye whiskey and also sells individual casks.