BASIL HAYDEN'S Reviews

All Basil Hayden's Reviews

Average rating: 7.9/10 (759 votes)

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Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Burton,
Good core bourbon notes. Assessible, available and enjoyable for the masses.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Eric,
Smooth, all around easy drinker.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Leah,
Fairly smooth, but good bit of burn. Too spicy for me, but probably something a rye lover would enjoy.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Gary,
A smooth bourbon for a cheap price
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Luis,
Very pleasant, if underwhelming. Solid notes of vanilla and maple, with a charcoal bite... but very soft and delicate on the tongue.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
James,
Very smooth. I just got it, so I'll add more later
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Nakeva,
Love it for the smoothness, sweet taste and hint of spice. Definitely will have this on hand in the winter/holiday season.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Anthony,
Really smooth. The port is a great addition.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Christian,
Very present rye. Sweet from the beginning. Caramelly bourbon like after taste. Smooth, easy, light and enjoyable.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
guest,
Tea and peppermint
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Thomas,
Smooth and clean, start to finish. Very mild yet full of flavor.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dalton,
Very smooth!!
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
DUELLYN,
Good buy and a great bourbon 🥃
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Chris,
Good bourbon if you like rye. I really enjoy it.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
guest,
Wonderful sweet rye!
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Michael,
One word smooooooth
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
ANDREOUS,
Outstanding drink, on the sweet side but not a problem for me. The problem is I keep drinking it and have a little to much.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
guest,
First time having a dark rye. Very impressed
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
guest,
Great whiskey at a good price! Cheers!
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Vincent,
I like it! I find some people are put off by the addition of some Port wine (i.e. it's not just finished in Port barrels), but if you think of it as a bottled cocktail, it's quite nice.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Michael,
I love the flavor of this the. Has a bit of sweetness that rocked the old fashioned I had. Now I drink it neat. So nice.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Thomas,
As smooth as you would expect for a Basil Hayden but still flavorful. Lots of fruit and a little spice. I don’t keep Basil Hayden on my shelf but this rye will do.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Lee,
Not as robust as, say, Booker’s within the Beam brand. But then it isn’t intended to be (note 80 proof). The rye is personally appreciated, but for the seasoned bourbon drinker the finish is likely too short. Very smooth nonetheless, and would highly recommend for those new to bourbon.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Cynthia,
I liked this one - it’s smooth and drinkable neat. Gently sweet, and easy. Maybe a slight orange zest?
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Michael,
Wish I would have known it was a half size bottle, this club is starting to disappoint big time. The drink is decent
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Harry,
good, every day, smooth flavorful bourbon. Easy to find, easy on the wallet and another must have in the bar.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Luke,
Astringent, but weak. Disappointed.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Stephen,
Outstanding flavor. So smooth.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Mitchell,
I've never had a good whisky from Basil Hayden. This isn't as disgusting as the port finish blend they offer but this one is pretty bad! Tastes syrupy and gross - more like a liqueur than a whisky.
Basil Hayden's Bourbon
James,
Another close 2nd to Widow Jane 12. Excellent choice.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alan,
It really is smooth. Will have to have more.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Shawn,
A little spiciness to it. finishes smooth
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
guest,
My favorite right now. Smooth, sweetness of a Tawny Port with a spicy rye finish. Smoke with a Blondie for a great pairing
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Robert,
A "go to" bourbon when I'm willing to splurge
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Michael,
Smooth, but the flavor of molasses is almost overwhelming. Not a bad whiskey over all
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
John,
Just buy Fireball and save the money
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Nick,
Love it even more
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Dennis,
Excellent flavor. I am more of a rum guy, but this Rye was more approachable than most.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Nathan,
Good standard bourbon
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Jason,
Very smooth start, with just a enough bite at the end to make you want more. Good sipping bourbon
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
James,
smooth and spicy without the heat because it's only 80 proof. Easy to drink.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Mathew,
Very good. Smooth with little bite.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Donald,
I love what the port does for this whiskey.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.
Basil Hayden's Dark Rye
Daniel,
Good but to hot
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Todd,
Currently, second only to Woodford Reserved Dbl Oaked for a mid-shelf sip-all-night neat.