I was over a friends house for dinner and they pulled out this bottle of Tuthilltown Cassis they received as as a gift. I immediately went into blog mode. I didn’t realize they were making Cassis. They are known for their Baby Bourbon, Whisky and Vodka so I was excited to taste their Cassis.
The black currants for this Cassis were grown by Fishkill Farms in Dutchess County and aged in old whiskey barrels. I have to tell you I kept going back for more. I couldn’t get enough, it was so good!
The Cassis was a gorgeous color! The nose was a very fruity with tart intense black current. As you inhaled the beautiful aroma of this Cassis (which kept you coming back to take another whiff in enjoyment,) there was a third layer that brought hints of mint to your nose.
The palate was silky smooth and balanced. Black currant and vanilla leading to a carmelized finish of Creme Brulee.
If I had three words to describe this Cassis it would be “Beautiful and Elegant!” Wonderfully crafted!
I believe there are only 500 bottles of this produced and it is sold only at the Distillery in Gardiner, NY.