Basil Hayden's Bourbon

Basil Hayden's Bourbon

(0.75l, 40%)


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$48.99
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An experiment gone awesome.
 
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.
 
Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey is aged American oak barrels and made from a grain mixture that is more than half corn, the rest is harmony of barley and rye. To add to this there are also a number of finer ingredients that highlight the attention detail of this small batch craftsmanship, but without overly affecting its broader Bourbon appeal. Basil’s Bourbon took risks bucking the prevailing trend 200 years ago, thankfully even today it still stands out as being different and bucking away!
 
Andy Warhol “Art is anything you can get away with” was an American artist and leading figure of the visual art movement known as “Pop Art”. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement during which they flourished in the 1960s. Being creative on many fields he worked with different celebrities and rock stars too, such as Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones and many others. He lived a vivid life, nightlife included which often saw him willfully succumb to one of his favorite drinks, Bourbon
 
Is it any wonder that his lifelong city of residence, New York also gave birth to the Manhattan cocktail

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    New American oak barrels

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cinnamon
rye
sweet
caramel
corn
dry
spicy
vanilla
herbs
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Bourbon was designated "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Tasting Notes

Color / Appearance
Golden amber.
 
Aroma / Smell / Nose
Spices, more spices with some herbal and tea fragrances.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Flavors of white pepper, orange peel, lemon and corn notes are offset by gentle cinnamon, rye spice and sweet caramel.
 
Finish
Dry and rather brief finish with a big bang of refreshing nice cinnamon pepperiness and light vanilla oakiness.

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Ratings & Reviews
DAVID
DAVID,
This is becoming my Go-To bourbon. My tastes lean toward a less-sweet bourbon or even a rye, and this one fits the bill. It is not overly-sweet, but has a great balance and just the right amount of spice. At the price here, I find it to be a good value.
 
Jon
Jon,
Great go to for all cocktails!
 
guest
guest,
Classic bourbon. Solid choice.
 
nicholas
nicholas,
Amazing taste, amazing price
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Bold, long finish. Love it!
 
Lauren
Lauren,
Extremely smooth, almost too smooth - I drink it too fast. The cinnamon is a unique touch.
 
Grant
Grant,
Surprisingly good, present from Chris Sal. Solid choice in my top 10.
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth, decent all around flavor. Drink in smallish sips.
 
Tom
Tom,
Smooth and a great finish. I enjoy this one often and can find it at a reasonable price in most places.
 
Colton
Colton,
Just damn good bourbon
 
Matthew
Matthew,
A nice sweet bourbon. Great in a cocktail or on its own.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
Smooth and complex everything you need in a mid level price point bourbon!
 
Corby
Corby,
Love it, smooth and easy to drink
 
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth. Great for the price. It’s like that one friend you hang out with: not the most complex, but always a good guy.
 
Lewis
Lewis,
Good general bourbon.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
The 'go-to' bourbon of choice
 
KayDee
KayDee,
Very smooth. Sweet with citrus notes. Very good
 
Troy
Troy,
Love it! Smooth as a baby's bottom.
 
Mason
Mason,
This is my go-to on bourbon. I always have this in my cabinet.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Not bad. Not great
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
If I had a daily bourbon, this would be it.
 
James
James,
Great sipping bourbon. Might be my favorite in this price range.
 
Sondra
Sondra,
Always a bottle in the bar. Impressive step up from makers for guests.
 
Todd
Todd,
This was a great gift. Smooth, strong bourbon.
 
Alex
Alex,
This is my go too when I just want to relax. Very smooth and classic taste. Love it!!!
 
George
George,
Super smooth and mellow, helped quite a bit due to being 80 proof. Has great flavor and great to offer guests that may not be ready for some of the more complex or higher proofs.
 
Travis
Travis,
Really loved this bottle. No real bite or burn, very smooth. Hint of caramel with just a hint of spice that does not overwhelm. Goes down easy, with a quiet finish and the slight memory of vanilla. Perfect for sipping on ice with a good smoke, or just enjoying the view.
 
Jason
Jason,
My all time current favorite, mellow with no bite. Perfect for any occasion.
 
Pat
Pat,
Absolutely love this spirit!
 
Laura
Laura,
One of my husband's go-to favorites. Sweet and drinkable straight. a crowd pleaser.
 
Don
Don,
Nice wheatie bourbon
 
Evan
Evan,
This is my go-to bourbon for most cocktails. This is a must-have for any home bars.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Smooth and good value
 
Tim
Tim,
When I find myself talking to someone who is new to bourbon and asking for a good place to start, Basil Hayden always makes the list. This is a friendly bourbon that welcomes you like an easy chair by the fire with a piece of pie. It’s a simple pleasure and not too complex with just enough interesting notes to inspire the consumer to seek out other experiences. Cheers
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Nose: subtle, some rye, light oak, light spice, some honeysuckle Taste: rye, plenty of spice, brown sugar and leather off the bat, light finish with leather and some mint
 
Eric
Eric,
More rye than typical bourbon. Light smoke with fruity tones
 
Charles
Charles,
First bite but goes down nice & light
 
Bret
Bret,
Got this as a present from one of my good friends. Was immediatly impressed. Great vanilla, caramel start. Nice long spicey finish. This one goes on the must keep in stock list. Great price for a very good Bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Great all around for the price.
 
guest
guest,
Has more Corn than Caramel. More Herbs, than sweet. But still a pretty good sippin whiskey
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Another bench mark. Staple will never be without. Light oak vanilla light spice
 
Jason
Jason,
It has become my "Go To" Bourbon, It is starting to become available at more locations every day, this one will make you come back for more!
 
Jason
Jason,
It has become my "Go To" Bourbon, It is starting to become available at more locations every day, this one will make you come back for more!
 
Steve
Steve,
Nice and smooth. Great for the price.
 
John
John,
Never again will I take a recommendation for a good whisky at liquor store from a non-whiskey drinker. Doesn’t even go well with cola. That’s all I have to say.
 
Alexandra
Alexandra,
This is just my favorite thing to drink at home, that's all.
 
Niko
Niko,
Nice, fresh and easy going, but not at all cheap in taste.
 
David
David,
Very smooth. Lots of spice. Very affordable for a quality bourbon.
 
Theresa
Theresa,
Amazingly smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great value on this bourbon. Excellent product that doesn't require you to break the bank.
 
guest
guest,
Great bourbon for the price. Lil spicy on its own. Really opens up with a few drops of water.
 
guest
guest,
Delicious
 
Johnatan
Johnatan,
Nice and smooth
 
Iain
Iain,
Beatiful flavor and fantastic on its own
 
Richard
Richard,
New whiskey drinker/wanttobeenthusiast).. everything I read said this was a great "new drinker" bourbon, so I bought it. Not really fair for me to downgrade it as I am a noob..lol. I smelled the caramel.. I noticed the spiciness. I read many say this was like drinking watered down whiskey (on other sites)... well, as a noob it wasnt "EASY" for me (seems I remember MMark being "easier" in my youth)... but it wasn't painful either.... cant wait to keep learning!
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a spicy birth, & complex life that leads to a quick & dry death.
 
Shellie
Shellie,
Love this brand!
 
Pierce
Pierce,
Herbal with a little burn but a smooth finish.
 
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