Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /40% ABV / United States
- United States
- Tasting Notes
- Cherry, Dried Fruit, Oak, Vanilla
Introducing Basil Hayden Finish, Basil Hayden's ultra-premium 2nd special release of 2022. This bourbon, a blend of tradition and innovation, is aged impeccably, with partial maturation in Californian red wine casks. Merging the classic high-rye mash bill, it offers a harmonious fusion of cherries, dried fruit, vanilla, and charred oak. Best appreciated in aperitif-style cocktails, Basil Hayden Finish's versatility also shines when sipped neat or over ice. Bottled at 80 proof with 40% alcohol by volume, it balances smoothness with depth, epitomizing responsible indulgence. Dive into this bourbon's artistry, where tradition meets contemporary flavor evolution.View all products by Basil HaydenCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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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.