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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

Product Details

Kentucky, United States

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

4.9(324 Reviews)
  • Kimberly K.
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    Jan 22 2022
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    Very good!

  • Ruth
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    Jan 1 2022
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    This is a beautiful sipping whiskey. Light, sweet and smooth. My new favorite!

  • Termag
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    Dec 27 2021
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    An old friend and fellow enjoyer of bourbon gave me a bottle of the dark rye. He told me it was special and he was right! I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how good it is. I've been regularly buying it again and again. This is what old friends are for and I'm thinking Basel Hayden's bourbons are going to become old friends of mine too.

  • Payupsucker
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    Dec 24 2021
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    I'm not a huge bourbon drinker but I'd say I've dabbled more than the guy. Anyway my daughter and son-in-law gave me a bottle of BH as a Christmas gift and I was thoroughly impressed. Easy to drink and probably the tastiest whiskey I've ever had.

  • Ronald
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    Dec 22 2021
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  • Long Beard
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    Dec 12 2021
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    I've been a Kentucky bourbon drinker for thirty plus years. While there are many fine spirits by the multitude of distillers throughout the state, in my humble opinion Basil Hayden ranks right up there with some of the higher end distillations. None of which are more drinkable on a regular basis.

  • John
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    Dec 8 2021
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    Good stuff, as usual.

  • Steven V.
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    Dec 7 2021
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    Not to bad considering it's from Jim Beam.

  • Squirrel Actual
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    Dec 4 2021
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    I was given a bottle of Basil Hayden's as a gift in exchange for a custom bicycle I had built and given to one of my most respected partners. I cherished the bottle unopened, but when I finally opened it…and tasted it, I became a fan for life. I will always look for it on the wall of a fine establishment, enjoy it slowly with special people and cherish the memories it brings…..

  • Adam
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    Dec 4 2021
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    A really good bourbon.



Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
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.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
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.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
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 Boulevardier 

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A timeless classic, the Boulevardier boosts a robust flavor, while adding a touch of elegance to a night out or an evening in.

Basil Hayden's Independence Spice

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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.