Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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  • toasted
  • caramel
  • oak
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla
  • wood
  • sweet
  • rich

Basil Hayden's

Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 40%)
Price $57.99

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Brown rice and toasted barrels? Yes, siree, please!

Back in the days when George Washington was the first U.S. President and Kentucky State only but 4 years old, Basil Hayden was hard at work experimenting with the inner workings of Bourbon.

“You can take the boy out of Maryland, but not Maryland out of the boy?”….Mr. Hayden’s early exposure to Rye in Maryland gave rise to a certain playful curiosity. Later in Kentucky, he started making corn based Bourbon but with a higher percentage of Rye, with the result being a different, smooth Bourbon that to this day remains truly distinctive.

Their new core offering, Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an innovation that replaces the traditional rye grain with brown rice. It’s also finished in toasted barrels. How does it translate to tasting notes, you ask? Less spice and deeper flavors of sweet caramel on the bright and light palate would be the answer. In 2020, this intriguing won Silver at the World Spirits Competition and it was awarded a whooping 95 points from New York International Spirits Competition where it won gold. Okay, we’re impressed.
 

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Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted oak, caramelized sugar, and dried fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light and bright with toasted wood and vanilla.

Finish
Long with sweet caramel.

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  • toasted
  • caramel
  • oak
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla
  • wood
  • sweet
  • rich
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Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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