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Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye

$57.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye takes their signature high-rye whiskey on a tropical adventure. This limited-edition release blends 8-year-old Kentucky rye whiskey with 4-year-old Canadian rye and finishes it with Black Strap Rum for a unique taste profile that combines rye spice with sweet molasses notes.

Description

Aroma

The first whiff might surprise you. Unlike the typical rye spice you might expect, a wave of sweet blackstrap rum dominates the nose. It’s a rich and intense aroma, almost molasses-like, with hints of licorice clinging to the edges. Digging deeper, you might detect some vanilla sweetness and a touch of oak from the rye whiskey base, offering a subtle foundation to the rum influence.

Palate

The sweetness carries over prominently to the palate. The initial sip delivers a powerful punch of molasses, almost syrupy in its intensity. This sweetness might be overwhelming for some rye purists. However, beneath the molasses layer, subtle notes of the rye whiskey base start to emerge. Hints of vanilla and caramel add complexity, while a whisper of oak provides a touch of dryness. The signature rye spice is there, but it’s significantly subdued compared to classic rye expressions. Imagine a gentle tingle on the tongue rather than a full-blown peppery kick.

Finish

The finish is relatively short and dominated by the sweetness. The molasses notes linger for a while, slowly fading and leaving a touch of licorice in their wake. The subtle oak and rye spice might emerge slightly on the back of the throat, but they don’t overpower the overall sweetness.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Rye

abv

40%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Basil Hayden

Size

750ml, bottle

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