Tonight it's New York Whiskey. It's 46% abv, 100% grain, aged under four months. Not much else on the label other than the required govt warning and a small barcode. Made by Tuthilltown Spirits, Gardiner, NY. It was in a 375 ml bottle from Batch 1-2010.
It's not my place to make a detailed review, but I say it's very drinkable. For under four months, the oak isn't harsh, there's no bad fermentation flavors in it. It's pricey, and only you can decide that if it's available to you, whether it's worth it to have it.
As a consumer, it'd be nice to know more about this spirit. What grains? New or used oak? Don't know if this is a limited edition, one time thing. Or will there be different expression in the future. I know the folks at THT like to make what they like, or where their experiments take them, and figure out later what TTB reg it falls under. And NY brand registration rules require an extra $250 fee for every new brand every year, so I can understand no wanting to file a new brand every year, or every time you do an experimental batch that might be very limited production.
I think I'll have a glass of Wathen's single barrel next, before bed.
Cheryl Lins - Proprietor and distiller, Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY