Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • oak
  • caramel
  • berries
  • dried fruit
  • rye
  • sweet
  • port
  • dry

Basil Hayden's

Dark Rye (0.75l, 40%)
Price $43.99

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Character Goatson
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. 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Jim Beam
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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. 
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  • spicy
  • oak
  • caramel
  • berries
  • dried fruit
  • rye
  • sweet
  • port
  • dry
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Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Jim Beam has recently allowed its signature Whiskey to be used in several food products, including Bar-B-Q sauces, steak sauces, and an increasing number of specialty foods.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Interestingly, every master distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery since its founding, have also been members of the Beam Family.
Perhaps because of the family ties, when there was a serious fire at the Heaven Hill Distillery that seriously damaged production capacity, Jim Beam was one of two distilleries that graciously let their “friendly competitor” use some of their excess capacity, until repairs were completed.
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Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Jim Beam has recently allowed its signature Whiskey to be used in several food products, including Bar-B-Q sauces, steak sauces, and an increasing number of specialty foods.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Interestingly, every master distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery since its founding, have also been members of the Beam Family.
Perhaps because of the family ties, when there was a serious fire at the Heaven Hill Distillery that seriously damaged production capacity, Jim Beam was one of two distilleries that graciously let their “friendly competitor” use some of their excess capacity, until repairs were completed.
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