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 …

Hochstadter’s Slow & Low

The original bottlers of pre-made cocktails release a rye Old Fashioned

It comes as a surprise to us that any prepackaged cocktail could strike the authenticity of its namesake. But Hochstadter’s Slow & Low—a ready-made rye Old Fashioned—does just that. While not the best Old Fashioned we’ve ever tasted, Hochstadter’s is pleasantly full-flavored and more than palatable. Slow & Low sets out to be a cocktail for whiskey drinkers, which explains the 84 proof, extra dry …

Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey

Rye re-imagined with a Caribbean rum cask finish

When it comes to whiskey, experimentation should be done with caution. There’s a reason the rules are in place, but great things can come from coloring outside the lines. Distiller Lincoln Henderson of Louisville Distilling Company has a masterful touch, as evidenced in the release of Angels Envy Bourbon, for which he earned top marks on lists from Whisky Advocate to Wine Enthusiast. Henderson has …