Hudson Whiskey Bright Lights, Big Bourbon


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: William Grant & Sons, Inc

Distillery: Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 92

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: 95% Corn, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Gold

MSRP: $25 (375ml), $40 (750ml) (2020)

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Heavy grain | Corn | Oak | Slightest hint of vanilla & raisin | Very grainy and youthful


Oak | Youthful grain | Dab of baking chocolate | Vanilla


Youthful grain | Oak | Vanilla | Simple


Hudson Whiskey was one of the original leaders of the craft bourbon movement in the early 2000’s. Since that time they have continued to put out a bourbon that has been polarizing in the whiskey community. With a flashy packaging redesign in 2020, the brand shows that while the look on the outside may have changed, the liquid on the inside stays the same. Hudson Whiskey Bright Lights, Big Bourbon offers a very youthful sip, with slight flashes in the palate of possible potential if it only had more time to rest in a barrel. The most perplexing thing about this brand is that Hudson hasn’t taken the time to explore further aging their bourbon, instead relying on a youthful flavor profile that most likely won’t appeal to the experienced bourbon drinker.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

December 30, 2020
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