Basil Hayden's Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Kentucky Springs Distilling Co
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American oak barrels
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cinnamon
  • rye
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • corn
  • dry
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • herbs

Basil Hayden's

Bourbon (0.75l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $48.99

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Character Goatson

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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Kentucky Springs Distilling Co
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American oak barrels
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • cinnamon
  • rye
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • corn
  • dry
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • herbs
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Pinhook’s high-proof Bourbon won Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, while the Straight Rye Whiskey won Double Gold the following year. In 2021, their Bourbon War Vertical Series 5 Year and the 2021 Flagship Bourbon won a Gold Medal each, with a Double Gold going to their Tiz Rye Time Vertical Series 5 Year. Pinhook is evidently doing something right!

Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Pinhook’s high-proof Bourbon won Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, while the Straight Rye Whiskey won Double Gold the following year. In 2021, their Bourbon War Vertical Series 5 Year and the 2021 Flagship Bourbon won a Gold Medal each, with a Double Gold going to their Tiz Rye Time Vertical Series 5 Year. Pinhook is evidently doing something right!

Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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