Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

(0.75l, 40%)


8.4/10
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It is pretty fly Kentucky Rye.

Right before the 19th century started, one Basil Hayden left Maryland and moved to Kentucky. Now, he was no rookie; he was a Master Distiller already, but he didn't know the rules of the Old Guard, so he used what he had on hand. He created a new breed of Bourbon with a high-rye mash bill and while the purists threw a few malocchios, the neighbors were mesmerized. Now, over two centuries later, the Noe family brings back the revolutionary devil-may-care recipes of Basil Hayden.

Their Dark Rye is a masterful blend with a fantastic twist: Kentucky Rye brings a baseline of spice and oak, while Canadian Rye takes the flavor further. And because Basil Hayden's are spoiling us, they put a bit of Californian Port in the mix. Not a Port finish, they added it. The result is a delicious Whiskey that is great both neat or in cocktails. But you know, try it neat first and submerge yourself into the delicate flavor. 

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spicy
oak
caramel
berries
dried fruit
rye
sweet
port
dry
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Bourbon set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavouring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich amber with ruby undertones.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Opulent oaky notes with dark berries and molasses.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex blend of caramel, dried fruit, and oak, with hints of spice.

Finish
Lingering dry finish with sweet fruit and rye spice aftertaste. 
Ratings & Reviews
Curtis
Curtis,
Smooth and Delicious!!!!
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Smooth! I’ll be stocking this one in the home bar. Very easy to drink, sweet to the nose.
 
Dane
Dane,
I just love this dark rye blend and I'm not normally a big dark rye guy. It's a very smooth drink and has become one of my favorite nightcaps. The only problem I have with this bottle is that I can't find another anywhere near me!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Strong port flavor. Great with dessert.
 
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