Like many New York stories, ours started with a bold proposition: make whiskey in New York for the first time since prohibition. In 2003, Ralph Erenzo had a wild idea to move upstate and start a distillery, way back before there was a craft distiller in every neighborhood across the US. Ralph didn’t play by the rules. He fought for his whiskey, and challenged the government to change the laws for craft distillers everywhere. Now craft distilling is everywhere — with over 1,800 distilleries in the US, and over 180 in New York alone.
Hudson has always been known for its big, bold flavor: we like to think of it as New York attitude (and New York grains) distilled. And like New York itself, our whiskey is in a class of its own. Thanks to high-quality grain from local family farmers and straight up, undiluted mashbills, we’re able to create the purest possible expressions of each grain and truly make whiskey the way we want to: Bold, yet refined; artful and unapologetic.
High-quality grain from local family farmers
We make whiskey
the way we want to: Bold,
yet refined; artful and unapologetic.
Now we’re pushing the limits once again. As our whiskeys quietly matured over the last decade, we continued to experiment with new grains, blends and cask finishes. We’ve carved out our place in American distilling, creating something new and groundbreaking for whiskey drinkers everywhere. Ever evolving and always exciting, our whiskeys capture the thrill that is New York. We are inspired by the bright lights of Broadway, the scenic views of the majestic Hudson Valley, and — most importantly — the brilliant, creative and resilient people that call this place home. Hudson: Whiskey as Bold as New York.