Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Basil Hayden's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • herbs
  • tea
  • nint
  • rye
  • dry
  • fruit
  • vanilla
  • corn

Basil Hayden's

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.375l, 40%)
Price $22.99

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Character Goatson
Straight Bourbon from an ancient rule-breaking recipe.
 
The Haydens were God-fearing pilgrims that moved to the Land of the Free in the 1660s. One of their descendants was Basil Hayden, an innovative Master Distiller who one day in 1796 decided the traditional corn-based mash bill for the Bourb' should contain some rye. His bold move paid off as the tippling folks were absolutely crazy about the novelty, changing the course of Bourbon history forever. Doc Brown to 1992, when Jim Beam introduced their small batch collection of four Bourbons, naming one of them Basil Hayden's. The modern iteration uses a mash bill similar to the one Basil came up with back in the day.
 
This rye-forward Bourbon is bottled at 40% ABV and it brings an explosion of spice, balanced by herbal notes of peppermint and a hint of fruit. The bottle used to say it's an 8-year-old Bourbon, but now it just says "Artfully Aged", which means uncle Basil doesn't want us asking his age. It's impolite, we suppose. In any case, every drop of Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon is distilled in Clermont, KY, and a wonderful testament to rule-breakers who either don't know the laws of the Old Guard or simply don't give a darn. Its lightness makes it a lovely daily sipper, while every Old Fashioned is better with it.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Basil Hayden's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep copper
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Spices on the nose with hints of tea and peppermint.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spicy nose translates to flavors that are light-bodied with a gentle bite.
 
Finish
Short, dry and clean finish.
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  • spicy
  • herbs
  • tea
  • nint
  • rye
  • dry
  • fruit
  • vanilla
  • corn
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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 Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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 Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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