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Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is carefully matured for exceptional quality and distilled in the heart of bourbon country in Clermont, Kentucky. This unique, single small batch bourbon whiskey is blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones and a spicy, warming finish. Sip neat, on the rocks, in a classic Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Try it in a Mint Julep or Bourbon Mary while savoring the aroma with a spicy, peppery, honey-toned light body and gentle bite. Carefully matured for exceptional quality, Basil Hayden is artfully aged and bottled at 80 proof. Basil Hayden utilizes twice as much rye as the other bourbons in the collection for a gentle yet spicy flavor.View all products by Basil HaydenCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Smooth with a clean dry finish.
JeromeVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
This tastes like Jack Daniels
ShawnVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
This is one of the best reasonably-priced Bourbon options on the market. Very smooth with lots of great vanilla and wood flavor.
AyeniVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
My new favorite. Dangerously smooth ?
Cassie Brown.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
They were out.
AndrewVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
One of the best Bourbons, bar none.
Claudia L.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
Delish. It’s my go to.
HeatherVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Always nice to try something new. This did not disappoint.
Kimberly K.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
Try these Basil Hayden's recipes
Basil Hayden's Independence Spice
From fireworks to firing up the grill, celebrate America's favorite holiday with a 4th of July cocktail. Ripe blackberries and simple syrup make this bourbon wine cocktail sweet, while cooling mint and zesty lemon balance it out. Garnish with more blackberries and mint for a classy patriotic drink to serve up all day long.