spicy
herbs
tea
nint
rye
dry
vanilla
fruit
corn
Spiral Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Basil Hayden's
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

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.
Price:
$22.99
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Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is adored for its spicy, herbs, tea and nint flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Basil Hayden's distillery, United States.

Based on 456 votes, the average rating for Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is 7.8/10.

Top reviews for Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey:

— Smooth and easy drinking

— My all-time favorite

— Smooth
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(0.375l, 40%)


7.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Brandon
Brandon,
Spicy herb flavor, super smooth, very gentle on the palate. Nice for the price, would recommend a dram.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Love it! very smooth!
 
Dustin
Dustin,
I consider this the everyday good pour
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Love it. Super smooth and tasty
 
Jason
Jason,
Very nice, mellow sipper. buying another bottle.
 
Ikaika
Ikaika,
Wonderful flavor. Not too strong, smooth and delightful
 
guest
guest,
Slightly sweet nose; very smooth with sweet oaky caramel flavor. Almost no spice. Nice to drink neat
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Caramel, fruit. But a little to floral
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Always some of the best bang for the buck. A staple.
 
Lee
Lee,
Great everyday whiskey
 
Sergio
Sergio,
Very smooth and not over powering of flavors. It's a drink on any day kinda drink.
 
Steve
Steve,
One of my go-to bourbons, great in an Old Fashioned or on the rocks.
 
Keith
Keith,
This is my absolute favorite Bourbon.....so far..
 
Alex
Alex,
Smooth and easy drinking
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
My all-time favorite
 
Brandon
Brandon,
2 stars only for the rich history. They aged it just long enough to get some color in it. Needs age or at least the solera process to give it some complexity that doesn't beg for a stack of ice cubes.
 
William
William,
sharp harsh unrefined flavour
 
james
james,
for the price i thought this was a very good start to bourbon. it was smooth and good strait and on the rock. i would definitely buy it again.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth as an introduction to bourbon and a all around favorite for a bar. Drink neat or on the rocks. Can’t go wrong with this bottle in your personal bar
 
Omar
Omar,
Smooth
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth and very clean... a bit to smooth for my taste as I prefer more bite on the finish
 
Andrew
Andrew,
It’s a strong, great tasting bourbon. However, the aftertaste won’t burn. It goes down smooth and you can taste the corn, cinnamon, and caramel notes
 
Ben
Ben,
Smooth but lacking depth.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smoothest bourbon I’ve found for the price.
 
Clint
Clint,
Smooth and subtle.
 
Michael
Michael,
Corn on the nose. Smooth finish but unpleasant spice. Don’t like bourbon it seems.
 
David
David,
I am usually a bit cheap I passes this up for a cheaper bottle, then I saw it at the bar and wondered what I could have had. I ordered a double on the rocks and that's when the regret set in. So smooth so clean and worth every cent!
 
Greg
Greg,
Seriously bland. I was expecting so much more.
 
Clay
Clay,
Smooth
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth and a bit sweet. Great on rocks or as old fashioned
 
David
David,
Bit of a kick. Alittle rough neat but still quite flavorful
 
Paul
Paul,
very easy to drink. hints of sweet flavors.
 
guest
guest,
Kick. Smoother when watered down
 
Zach
Zach,
It’s tasty, but nothing mind blowing. Definitely worth the cost, however. Can definitely get much better for a few bucks more.
 
Chris
Chris,
Sweeter than the spiral says but for a lower price range bourbon it is a solid choice.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Average, not a lot of complexity to the whiskey.
 
JOHN
JOHN,
my preferred go to bourbon
 
Shannon
Shannon,
My go to bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Surprisingly smooth due to the port mixture, very easy to drink neat.
 
guest
guest,
Spicy, not as much sweetness as I’d like, but overall easy to drink.
 
Eric
Eric,
Nice and smooth. Good go to in my book.
 
Evan
Evan,
High on spice but not much else. Rather body less, lacks the sweet vanilla and caramel flavors possessed by a good bourbon
 
Alex
Alex,
An essential of bourbon, a classic! Spicy, balances, what’s not to like?
 
Mark
Mark,
Nice easy drink. Dropped the rating as nothing stands out.
 
guest
guest,
Tea and peppermint
 
Sally
Sally,
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this, but I think I found my new favorite bourbon! Crisp, flavorful yet light.
 
James
James,
You won’t find a more reasonably priced high quality bourbon!
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Great go to in my book. Can’t go wrong with some basil!
 
guest
guest,
This has a sweet first taste and a very mild spicy finish
 
Kian
Kian,
Wonderful Nose, however tastes pretty average considering how much it’s priced for.
 
Alexandra
Alexandra,
Sweet and light, with light Smokey undertones. An excellent low-cost bourbon for sipping.
 
Paul
Paul,
A very smooth bourbon!
 
Corey
Corey,
Best “cheap” bourbon you can buy. Great straight, on the rocks or mixed.
 
Keven
Keven,
I have tried quite a few spirits, and this is easily in my top 3 choices.
 
Jason
Jason,
Very easy to drink casually. Smooth and slightly sweet, but with the right amount of kick at the end.
 
Luke
Luke,
My everyday go to
 
Leah
Leah,
Fairly smooth, but good bit of burn. Too spicy for me, but probably something a rye lover would enjoy.
 
Gary
Gary,
A smooth bourbon for a cheap price
 
Luis
Luis,
Very pleasant, if underwhelming. Solid notes of vanilla and maple, with a charcoal bite... but very soft and delicate on the tongue.
 
James
James,
Very smooth. I just got it, so I'll add more later
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Smooth and clean, start to finish. Very mild yet full of flavor.
 
Dalton
Dalton,
Very smooth!!
 
DUELLYN
DUELLYN,
Good buy and a great bourbon 🥃
 
Chris
Chris,
Good bourbon if you like rye. I really enjoy it.
 
guest
guest,
Great whiskey at a good price! Cheers!
 
Nick
Nick,
Earlier just this spring is when I had my first, shall we say, academic experience with bourbon. I enjoyed a tour and tasting at Woodford Reserve and our wonderful guide explained the bourbon flavor wheel. As we downed our first tast, the guide explained that it was the rye that gave the bourbon that signature spice. It was at this moment that I first thought "Well, since I'm not a real man, I shall henceforth avoid all high rye bourbons and rye whiskey." If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the whiskey. I am here today to confess my sins and admit that I am, in fact, a total boob. I had a conversation with Basil Hayden and he showed me the error of my ways. Thanks to the lower proof, the nose is light with barely any scent of alcohol, but barely any scent of much else either. There is evidence of woody oak, tea, and faint hits of chocolate. The mouth feel is light and thin but oily enough to not feel dry. There is a taste of sweet honey and light vanilla with sweet fruit of undetermined origin on the front of the tongue. In the back of the mouth before the swallow is a pleasant spice to remind you of the higher rye content. The finish is short, crisp, and warm with continued pepper, oak, and if you look closely, leather. A higher proof may have provided more complex flavor, but if an approachable, introductory high rye bourbon is what you seek, Basil Hayden's is the answer.
 
Michael
Michael,
Wish I would have known it was a half size bottle, this club is starting to disappoint big time. The drink is decent
 
Harry
Harry,
good, every day, smooth flavorful bourbon. Easy to find, easy on the wallet and another must have in the bar.
 
Luke
Luke,
Astringent, but weak. Disappointed.
 
Alan
Alan,
It really is smooth. Will have to have more.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Shawn
Shawn,
A little spiciness to it. finishes smooth
 
Robert
Robert,
A "go to" bourbon when I'm willing to splurge
 
John
John,
Just buy Fireball and save the money
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I found this bottle of Basil Hayden to be one of the best purchases I have a bought since I’ve been buying from you. It is very smooth, great tasting and the price was right. All whom I’ve shared this bottle with have agreed with me the quality of this product is worth twenty stars. look forward to my next purchase of Basil Hayden. Thank you
 
Nick
Nick,
Love it
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Good standard bourbon
 
Jason
Jason,
Very smooth start, with just a enough bite at the end to make you want more. Good sipping bourbon
 
James
James,
smooth and spicy without the heat because it's only 80 proof. Easy to drink.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Very good. Smooth with little bite.
 
Craig
Craig,
I do like rye-forward bourbons and this is a good one. It's smooth with a moderate spiciness. A pleasant sipper, but not a great finish, and not as much punch as I like.
 
Todd
Todd,
Currently, second only to Woodford Reserved Dbl Oaked for a mid-shelf sip-all-night neat.
 
Michael
Michael,
solid sipper. a bit spicy
 
Alexander
Alexander,
One of my favorites for a local pickup, or to grab when out at a bar or dinner. Smooth, simple, nice finish. Great for anyone new to the bourbon game.
 
JeRay
JeRay,
This Basil is mouth watering. Just the right amount of smooth and strong. Yes a grown man drink. I didn't want to open the bottle because it looks so cool or to cool to open lol
 
Jernique
Jernique,
I loved it!
 
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