Hudson Whiskey’s Refreshing Evolution

The cult favorite from Upstate New York undergoes a multi-sensory upgrade

It’s hard to keep track of the many ways the team behind Hudson Whiskey has pioneered the craft distillery movement. Of course, there’s the well-known tale of founder Ralph Erenzo lobbying in New York State for the brand’s very existence and carefully changing archaic laws. There’s the liquor’s devout following, inside and outside of the state, of consumers desiring something delectable. And then there’s the …

Brooklyn-made STAGG Jam + Marmalade

Small-batch, handmade spreads in thoughtful flavors

There’s much more coming out of Brooklyn than art and leather goods. In fact, some of the treats produced there happen to be rather delectable. STAGG jams and marmalades—all small-batch and handmade in Crown Heights—happen be a notable addition. The ingredients are simple and local, and are combined in a very traditional manner involving slow-cooking the whole fruit for up to 12 hours. The jam’s …

The Jam Stand

Unusual ingredients and experimental spreads from a booze-friendly duo in Brooklyn

Ever since we discovered boozy jams made from local spirits, our expectations for unique, bold flavors have drastically increased—and the offerings from Brooklyn-based The Jam Stand do not disappoint. Founders Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle aren’t afraid to get weird with their recipes—yet always ensure that they use the freshest of ingredients—pairing onions with wine, raspberries with jalapeños, and bananas sprinkled with rum and lime. …