cinnamon
rye
sweet
caramel
dry
corn
spicy
herbs
tea
Spiral Basil Hayden's Bourbon

Basil Hayden's
Bourbon
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Golden amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
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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Basil Hayden's Bourbon is adored for its cinnamon, rye, sweet and caramel flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Kentucky Springs Distilling Co. distillery, United States.

Based on 530 votes, the average rating for Basil Hayden's Bourbon is 7.8/10.

Top reviews for Basil Hayden's Bourbon:

— Smooth and easy. Great taste

— SMOOOOOOOTH!

— Consistent bottle after bottle.... caramel finish, very smooth
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    New American oak barrels

Basil Hayden's Bourbon

(0.7l, 40%)


7.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Kelly
Kelly,
Definitely could taste the caramel and herbs and sweet notes. It’s has one of the smoothest finishes without a huge bite at the end.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Fantastic Bourbon. Go to. If your a bourbon fan you won't regret buying a bottle.
 
Michael
Michael,
My go to daily dram
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Overall solid.
 
Amber
Amber,
Smooth, loving drinking on the rocks.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth and one of my favorites. Great flavor and a must try!
 
Jaakko
Jaakko,
Oh my, the nose is very nice. Fresh, not stuffy banana as I tend to think bourbon is. Cherry! Bubblegum? Something pink, cotton candy? Those carry on to the taste. Still sweet and fresh, what a different bourbon experience after basic Jim Beam or something. Evaporates pretty quickly though, without leaving much behind, except some pleasant woody tingles. I personally like beefier spirits in general, but this wins me over despite of that, what a pleasant surprise.
 
Carter
Carter,
Very tasty, honestly one of my favorite bourbons. Complex but enjoyable taste
 
Ken
Ken,
Solid all around performer, great nose, a little spicy and smooth. A little low at 40% but nice and tasty.
 
Daniils
Daniils,
Well made bourbon, I liked it. But it did not produce any special memories. Anyway, a good pick for the price
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Very rye forward, it comes off as too earthy for me. Tasted very one note.
 
Michał
Michał,
Easy for drinking on the rocks or neat. Nice start, but a little disappointing finish - rather short and dry with some herbs at the end. Just a proper, smooth bourbon. For those who really appreciate smoothness, I would go with 8.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth sipping bourbon. Low alcohol, sweet taste with no bitterness.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Meh, it’s fine. Not particularly complex. Sweet cinnamon and rye tasting with a short finish that maybe has that tea taste indicated in the flavor spiral. Nothing special here
 
Ali
Ali,
Smooth and easy. Great taste
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Sweet with hints of caramel at first followed by spices and an almost burnt taste on the verge of being unpleasant. Rather one-dimensional with a disappointing short finish.
 
Brian
Brian,
Smooth, could easily drink in large quantities.
 
Christian
Christian,
Very present rye. Sweet from the beginning. Caramelly bourbon like after taste. Smooth, easy, light and enjoyable.
 
Michael
Michael,
One word smooooooth
 
Lee
Lee,
Not as robust as, say, Booker’s within the Beam brand. But then it isn’t intended to be (note 80 proof). The rye is personally appreciated, but for the seasoned bourbon drinker the finish is likely too short. Very smooth nonetheless, and would highly recommend for those new to bourbon.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
I liked this one - it’s smooth and drinkable neat. Gently sweet, and easy. Maybe a slight orange zest?
 
Gergo
Gergo,
That's a really great "every day" bourbon, very smooth and enjoyable.
 
Eugeniu
Eugeniu,
Smooth! Really enjoyable, like light through cathedral glass.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Schmoove!
 
Roxann
Roxann,
Never go wrong with Basil Hayden, always my go too. Has a bit of a burn at the beginning but finishes with a smooth smokey taste.
 
Scott
Scott,
Great flavor, hits slowly
 
Donavan
Donavan,
SMOOOOOOOTH!
 
Lance
Lance,
Consistent bottle after bottle.... caramel finish, very smooth
 
Andy
Andy,
Perfect blend of smooth and spice for a dangerously drinkable high rye bourbon. It’s the first bourbon I truly enjoyed drinking neat. And having several at a sitting happily. Well not the first. Michters all American was the first. But this is just smooth. If you try it you won’t be disappointed and if you like it try michters all American if you can find it.
 
Dane
Dane,
This bourbon has been at the top of my list for a LONG time. It delivers every single pour and will never disappoint. You can drink it neat, on the rocks or as a first-class cocktail and you'll always be satisfied. With that said, I'd strongly recommend drinking this neat with a splash of water to let it open up and do what a great bourbon does. All around it's a very smooth drink with a slight bite to remind you that you're drinking a top notch bourbon. It drinks like a bottle 2-3x's it's price point.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth average goto daily bourbon.
 
Robert
Robert,
A strong woody punch, with a long caramel finish. This is a drink to sip on your couch and relax with.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a spicy birth, & complex life that leads to a quick & dry death.
 
guest
guest,
Find it on sale sometimes. Killer whiskey for the price.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good classic bourbon. Nothing special but always drinkable, any way. Best bourbon for mixing.
 
Courtney
Courtney,
This is my FAVORITE bourbon (for now)! Super smooth, a touch of sweetness and light. Very easy to drink.
 
Bojan
Bojan,
Very smooth and just delicious. Tried this a couple of years ago and now finally got my hands on it! Thanks Flaviar.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good flavor but a little hot
 
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