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Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon /46% ABV / New York, United States

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Product details

New York, United States
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Vanilla
Years Aged
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn

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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  • Michael

    Worst bourbon I have ever tasted, everyone else can have my share

  • Anthony
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    This is one of my favorite bourbons, smooth with just the right taste and a very reasonable price. Also, it is made right here in my state, NY. I usually drink it straight after dinner.

  • Lyle
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    Tasted unaged, like corn sweet feed for cattle.

  • Anatoliy Zborovskiy.
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    I love it. That’s the reason I ordered it:)

  • Andrew
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    To date this is the best bourbon I have tried.

  • Rob

    One of my earliest favorites that deepened my joy of bourbon. Great value for the money

  • Whiskey Lover
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    Hudson 'Baby Bourbon' Whiskey is my all time fav. Bold + smooth. It's the perfect gift for a Whiskey enthusiast!

  • Eugene

    This has become my favorite go-to bourbon. I prefer to have it neat, but I’m sure it plays well in cocktails (for mixing I usually go with lower-priced options). I also like that it is from New York so I am bringing it to my whiskey-loving friends as souvenir.

  • Walter
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    We came across this in Tennessee of all places - a bar that fancied a large number of bourbons from all around. It has become our “go to” bourbon - smooth and aromatic

  • PC
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    My all time favorite - big, bold flavor, NY style!


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.
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