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Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon

Bourbon /46% ABV / New York, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
New York, United States
ABV
46%

Product Description

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Bright Lights, Big Bourbon is a bold, grain-forward, no-holds-barred straight bourbon whiskey. Distilled from New York corn and aged in new charred American oak barrels, with notes of rich vanilla and lightly salted caramel on the finish, it shines brighter than the rest.

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  • patriciat20f4
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Oct 27 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    I am so thankful for receiving this complementary product from #influenster and #hudsonwhiskeyny it is so easy to drink just with ice! But if you add sweet coconut water WOW! It really throws it out of the park! Check it out! #vomplimentary

  • michelles04c9
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Oct 4 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    If you want to feel like an old rich man who just sold his oil company pour this over some ice and sit with your feet up. This is really smooth :)

  • hannahw3ae4
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 28 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    i received this product complimentary from influenster on exchange for my review. this whiskey is so smooth and delicious. great on its own and also in cocktails. would definitely purchase again

  • kristinen38c6
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 28 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    This bourbon has notes of caramel, apple, and vanilla- reminds me of a fall day in a glass! Great product for bourbon drinkers to enjoy!

  • readtotheend
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 20 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    I'm loving all the smaller batch whiskeys especially bourbon whiskey which is my favorite and this one was amazing ! It goes down so smooth and drinkable. Great flavor that I could imagine would be great when cooking too like in bbq sauce .

  • dionarenee
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 19 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    We loved the dark color of this whiskey and it did not disappoint! Usually the fire thing noticable about whiskey is the burn as it goes down, but this was surprisedly mellow without the burn. I would recommend if you're looking for a new whiskey to try!

  • meeshi
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 18 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    September is National Bourbon Heritage Month. To celebrate, I raised a glass of Hudson Whiskey's Bright Light Big Bourbon. It's smooth and easy to make cocktails with. I fixed myself a glass of bourbon and coke to start off my weekend. Happy to have received this from Hudson Whiskey and Influenster for review.

  • denisew5af7
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 17 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    This is different from other Bourbon that I normally consume. I like the smooth profile of this spirit. I've enjoyed whiskey all over the world due to my travels. This is, by far, my favorite. Very drinkable, smooth finish. Has to be the corn. If you like a harsh, spicy spirit, this probably isn't for you. Highly recommend!

  • reneel44
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 12 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    This was a very smooth bourbon. We drank it straight and chilled it. We tasted hints of vanilla. I would recommend this to any bourbon lover. I think the bottle is nicely packaged, but very simple.

  • jenns68
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com
    Sep 11 2021
    Reviewed at tuthilltown.com

    This is a great bourbon! Has a sweet vanilla like flavor with almost a hint of cherry and caramel. Not crazy about the packaging but it serves its purpose. This is my first purchase of this product. It is a fun addition to our collection!

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FAQs

Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.