| Malt Advocate 84 points (Aug 2011)
Hot nose, plenty of rye spice - it is 100% rye - mint, bay leaf, sweet clove. Quite a kick, but there’s good flavor behind it; more spice, oak, and a firm sweetness. The finish is quite quick, just some dry rye in the back of the mouth, and gone. Better-behaved than most Hudson whiskeys I’ve had; hardly mellow, but enjoyable. Price per 375 ml.
(Winter 2011) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson
Wine Enthusiast 95 points (Nov 2010)
Balanced, light and versatile, and likely a good foil for cocktails. Smoky fragrance with hints of caramel and dried apricots. The golden color, medium weight and flavors pleasantly evoke maple syrup and caramel at first, although zingy, oaky flavors soon follow. With ice, the wood becomes more pronounced. A nice, smooth and dry finish lingers but doesn’t overstay… - K.N.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points (Mar 2013)
Burnt grain and grassy notes fill the nose, while the palate is rich with tasty hints of marmalade and spice. This is an intense, lively and bold tasting whiskey.