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Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

$45.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a light-bodied, approachable bourbon with a high-rye mash bill. It's known for its smooth, slightly spicy flavor profile with hints of vanilla, caramel, and black pepper. Bottled at 80 proof, it's easy to sip neat or on the rocks and mixes well in cocktails.

Description

Aroma

Charred Oak: This is a common aroma in bourbon, indicating the whiskey’s time spent aging in charred oak barrels. It can lend notes of vanilla, caramel, and baking spice.

Vanilla & Caramel: These sweet scents come from the breakdown of sugars during the fermentation and aging process. In Basil Hayden’s, they provide a sweetness that balances the rye spice.

Hints of Dried Fruit: Imagine subtle notes of raisins, prunes, or apricots. These can come from the oak char or even the interaction of the whiskey with the barrel itself.

Taste

Charred Oak: This carries over from the aroma, offering a dry, slightly toasty flavor.

Brown Sugar: A richer sweetness compared to vanilla, adding depth and a touch of molasses character.

Black Pepper: The rye grain in the mash bill brings a signature spicy kick to Basil Hayden’s. It’s a pleasant tingle, not overpowering.

Dried Fruit: Similar to the aroma, these subtle hints add complexity and a touch of fruitiness to the overall flavor profile.

Finish

Pleasant, Lingering Charred Oak: The oak character continues to linger on the tongue after swallowing, offering a dry and slightly warming sensation.

Touch of Dried Fruit: A final whisper of fruit lingers, tying the whole experience together.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

40%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Basil Hayden

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

Dry, clean, brief

Taste

Taste

Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite

Color

Color

Golden amber

Aroma

Aroma

Spice, tea, hint of peppermint