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Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Kentucky, United States

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Discover Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke, a unique addition to the realm of smoky spirits. Our approach sets us apart, as we begin with the nuanced process of tasting and gently charring the secondary barrel. This ultra-premium, limited-time special release bourbon upholds the cherished Basil Hayden high-rye mash bill, finding its finishing touch in hickory smoked, new charred oak barrels, which impart delicate campfire notes, enhancing the classic flavor profile. During the secondary finishing, an enticing aroma emerges, characterized by a mellow smoke essence and a subtle hint of sweet vanilla. On the palate, you'll be greeted by soft char and a light sweetness reminiscent of caramel and maple. To fully appreciate the unique character of Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke, it's best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Bottled at 80 proof with an ABV content of 40%, this bourbon balances flavor and strength. Embrace the responsibility of enjoyment and immerse yourself in the distinctive experience of Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke, a bourbon that redefines smokiness in the world of whiskey.

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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.
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