Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
This ultra-premium, limited-time special release features the same high-rye mash bill that Basil Hayden fans know and love, finished in hickory smoked, new charred oak barrels, delivering delicate campfire notes that perfectly complement the base flavor profile. This secondary finishing results in an aroma of mellow smoke character with a hint of sweet vanilla, followed by a palate with notes of soft char and a light sweetness reminiscent of caramel and maple. The delicate smokiness in this expression provides a unique profile, while still holding true to the approachability and refinement of all Basil Hayden offerings. Experience the complexity and deep flavor of this intriguing limited-time offering. Light, approachable bourbon, with a refined hint of smokiness to create a unique, layered flavor. Perfected and second to none.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.