Hudson Backroom Deal Scotch Cask Rye Whiskey
For this unusual rye, Hudson Whiskey sends their ex-bourbon barrels across the Atlantic where they’re used to age peated whiskey, then emptied and returned to the distillery where they are re-filled with straight rye whiskey. Aged for 3 years and distilled from a mash of 95% rye and 5% malted barley.
There’s a bit of smoke on the nose, and soft aromas of vanilla, apricot, and brown sugar. The palate is bright and fruity with black pepper, mint, and rye spice mingling perfectly with smokey peat notes. Peat lasts long on the finish, with a hint of sweetness. Bottled at 46% abv.