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Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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About Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Step into the captivating realm of Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, where age-old distilling wisdom intertwines with contemporary ingenuity. This exceptional bourbon beckons home bartenders and whiskey aficionados alike, offering a singular flavor profile that defies convention and tantalizes the senses. Let the spirit of Basil Hayden's transport you to a world where tradition and innovation dance in harmony, creating an unforgettable whiskey experience.

Little Known Fact

Basil Hayden's is named after the master distiller Basil Hayden Sr., who began distilling in 1792. He was known for using a higher percentage of rye in his bourbon mash, which created a distinctively spicy and flavorful whiskey – a tradition that continues today.

Tasting Notes

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey presents a delightful harmony of flavors. On the nose, you'll be greeted with notes of honey, vanilla, and warm spices. The palate offers a perfect balance of sweet caramel, oak, and peppery rye, culminating in a long, smooth finish.

Cocktail Recipe Recommendation

Basil Hayden's Boulevardier:

  • 1.5 oz Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • Orange twist, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.

Production Notes

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made using a high-rye mash bill, which imparts a signature spiciness. The whiskey is aged for eight years, allowing the flavors to develop and meld together, resulting in a uniquely smooth and well-balanced bourbon.

Last Word

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey embodies the perfect marriage of heritage and innovation. Its unique flavor profile and high-rye mash bill make it a standout choice for both sipping neat and crafting exquisite cocktails. Bring home a bottle of Basil Hayden's and elevate your home bartending experience.

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Whiskey-Specific Details

Mash Bill: 63% Corn / 27% Rye / 10% Barley

Barrel Char Level: #4

Barrel Entry Proof: unknown

Product Details

Size: 750ml

Proof: 80

Main Ingredient: Corn

Country of Origin: United States

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