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Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
$43.99
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  • BrandBasil Hayden's
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryHouse of Suntory Whisky
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Brown rice and toasted barrels? Yes, siree, please!

Back in the days when George Washington was the first U.S. President and Kentucky State only but 4 years old, Basil Hayden was hard at work experimenting with the inner workings of Bourbon.

“You can take the boy out of Maryland, but not Maryland out of the boy?”….Mr. Hayden’s early exposure to Rye in Maryland gave rise to a certain playful curiosity. Later in Kentucky, he started making corn based Bourbon but with a higher percentage of Rye, with the result being a different, smooth Bourbon that to this day remains truly distinctive.

Their new core offering, Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an innovation that replaces the traditional rye grain with brown rice. It’s also finished in toasted barrels. How does it translate to tasting notes, you ask? Less spice and deeper flavors of sweet caramel on the bright and light palate would be the answer. In 2020, this intriguing won Silver at the World Spirits Competition and it was awarded a whooping 95 points from New York International Spirits Competition where it won gold. Okay, we’re impressed.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • toasted toasted
  • caramel caramel
  • oak oak
  • dried fruit dried fruit
  • vanilla vanilla
  • wood wood
  • sweet sweet
  • rich rich

Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted oak, caramelized sugar, and dried fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light and bright with toasted wood and vanilla.

Finish
Long with sweet caramel.

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Brown rice and toasted barrels? Yes, siree, please!

Back in the days when George Washington was the first U.S. President and Kentucky State only but 4 years old, Basil Hayden was hard at work experimenting with the inner workings of Bourbon.

“You can take the boy out of Maryland, but not Maryland out of the boy?”….Mr. Hayden’s early exposure to Rye in Maryland gave rise to a certain playful curiosity. Later in Kentucky, he started making corn based Bourbon but with a higher percentage of Rye, with the result being a different, smooth Bourbon that to this day remains truly distinctive.

Their new core offering, Basil Hayden Toast Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an innovation that replaces the traditional rye grain with brown rice. It’s also finished in toasted barrels. How does it translate to tasting notes, you ask? Less spice and deeper flavors of sweet caramel on the bright and light palate would be the answer. In 2020, this intriguing won Silver at the World Spirits Competition and it was awarded a whooping 95 points from New York International Spirits Competition where it won gold. Okay, we’re impressed.

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  • BrandBasil Hayden's
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryHouse of Suntory Whisky
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • toasted toasted
  • caramel caramel
  • oak oak
  • dried fruit dried fruit
  • vanilla vanilla
  • wood wood
  • sweet sweet
  • rich rich

Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted oak, caramelized sugar, and dried fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light and bright with toasted wood and vanilla.

Finish
Long with sweet caramel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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Greg
This one is very smooth. Good...

This one is very smooth. Good to drink neat…BUT has a weird taste to it…

L
Leif
Has a little bit of everything...

Has a little bit of everything, but nothing too overpowering. A little bit of sweetness, a little bit of the spicyness you expect, and even tad of smoke and wood flavor.

M
Matt
Smooth and enjoyable.

Smooth and enjoyable.

J
James
Pretty Darn Good!

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

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