From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey

After a significant distillery fire, a spicy and sweet limited edition libation

On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody was hurt, there was no serious damage to any of the expensive copper stills, and 100 ten­gallon casks of spirit survived the fire. The exterior of the freshly filled …

Hudson Whiskey’s Maple Cask Rye

A barrel swap with syrup-makers led to the family-operated distillery releasing a maple rye

This is no liqueur, or a syrupy sweet, gooey-thick blend of whiskey and maple products. With a heady nose of rye, a full spiced taste and a maple inflection that’s far more than grace notes, Hudson Whiskey‘s small-batch, handmade Maple Cask Rye is a rare, successful iteration of a maple or honey alcohol. Disregard your preconceptions of flavored alcohol because this is not one—and there …

Tales of the Cocktail 2015

Our favorite drinks from this year's New Orleans extravaganza, from peppercorn-infused vodka to champagne and gin punch

As far as trade shows go, there’s really nothing quite like Tales of the Cocktail—a week long meetup of almost every major spirits brand internationally. The annual affair takes place in the sweltering summer sun of New Orleans and hydration is the key to survival. But there, one will find the world’s best bartenders concocting truly one-of-a-kind mixed drinks. The following selections, all but one …