Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Whiskey
Bourbon /46% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Years Aged
Basil Hayden, a bourbon with roots dating back to 1796, is meticulously crafted, bottled at 80 proof, and boasts an ABV of 40%. This whiskey stands out with its higher rye content, resulting in a captivatingly spicy and sweet character that's perfect for mixing. The marriage of rye's spiciness and corn's smoothness creates a truly distinctive bourbon experience. Its lightness and approachability make Basil Hayden an excellent choice for sipping cocktails, whether neat, on the rocks, in classic concoctions like the Manhattan or Old Fashioned, or even in refreshing options like the Mint Julep or Bourbon Mary. As you savor Basil Hayden, you'll be greeted by an aromatic bouquet, characterized by spicy, peppery notes and a light, honey-toned body with a gentle bite. Experience the legacy of Basil Hayden in each sip, where history meets modern enjoyment in a timeless bourbon.View all products by Basil HaydenCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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.