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Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
40%

Product description

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.

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Community reviews

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  • Rebecca Lane.
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    Great!

  • Kayla Wimbush.
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    It smells delightful. I thought it was caramel but it is in fact brown sugar according to the bottle. It’s relatively smooth for the most part. There is a little something at the end but maybe it’s the black pepper notes in the drink. Overall very nice and I love the personality of the bottle!

  • Brock Richter.
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    Fantastic, very smooth. Ill be getting this stuff again

  • Richard
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    Smooth with flavor. Great in mixed drinks and straight up.

  • Robert Levy.
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    Went above and beyond in customer service. Friendly staff!

  • Steve Reitmeyer .
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    Smooth with a clean dry finish.

  • Jerome
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    This tastes like Jack Daniels

  • Shawn
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    This is one of the best reasonably-priced Bourbon options on the market. Very smooth with lots of great vanilla and wood flavor.

  • Ayeni
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    My new favorite. Dangerously smooth ?

  • Cassie Brown.
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    They were out.

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FAQs

To Kentucky natives and fine spirit enthusiasts, sipping bourbon is serious business. It’s no wonder that top bourbon brands tend to shoot for highly complex flavors with equally eyebrow-raising proofs (many popular bottles reach 120 to 140 proof). Basil Hayden is different — at a mild 80-proof, Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a super approachable, easy-sipping liquor. Basil Hayden is a small-batch, rye-heavy bourbon that steers far away from harsh tasting notes and assertive tannins. It is a light, delicately spicy spirit designed for sipping neat or on the rocks.
When discussing Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, bourbon lovers tend to rely on descriptors like “delicate, elegant, and light,” but don’t let that fool you — this is a complex, layered bourbon, it just doesn’t need to be obvious about it. When smelling Basil Hayden, look for more typical aromas like vanilla, caramel, ginger, and dried fruit; upon sipping, you’ll immediately notice a bolder charred oak and black pepper flavors followed by warm spices, brown sugar, and even a touch of mint. Basil Hayden is a rich but understated bourbon that will easily appeal to those who appreciate fine bourbon, Irish whiskey, or Highland Scotch.
Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a rye-heavy bourbon, so it’s a delicious, albeit spicy choice for bourbon-based cocktails — most notably, the classic Old Fashioned. Moreover, a bottle of Basil Hayden is a surprisingly affordable bourbon, so you won’t feel guilty diluting some of its flavors in a mixed drink. Combine 2 parts Basil Hayden bourbon, 2 teaspoons simple syrup, and 3 dashes Angostura bitters in a mixing glass with ice; stir and serve in a chilled rocks glass garnished with an orange peel (don’t forget: you can find all of these ingredients and more on Drizly’s all-in-one app).
Basil Hayden makes an excellent gift for a variety of reasons: it’s affordable, it’s a highly-regarded bourbon, and the recipient can use it for bourbon cocktails or simply enjoy some as a fine digestif. Even if your host isn’t yet familiar with drinking bourbon, Basil Hayden is light enough (at just 80-proof) and tasty enough to appeal to anyone; this is an especially approachable liquor no matter the drinker’s level of bourbon expertise. Bring a bottle for a memorable occasion (such as a retirement party, engagement party, or notable birthday) because Basil Hayden is a great choice for celebratory toasts.

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