Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

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Basil Hayden's // Multiple Countries

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Launched October 2017, Dark Rye is a new permanent addition to the Basil Hayden's lineup. It is a blend of Kentucky straight rye, Canadian rye from Alberta Distillery, and California port-style wine. This is listed as a "whiskey specialty" so not a true rye whiskey as such. It is bottled at 40% ABV and available nationwide.

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    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
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Tasting Notes

"Winey notes lead on the nose with a range of red fruits from juicy plums to sour cherries, along with vanilla, and just a touch of rye spice. A creamy-vanilla palate is dominated by wine-soaked fruits — think the morsels you'd pluck from a downed glass of sangria. A short finish offers more of the same, plus cocoa powder, oak, spice, and pepper. Though a bit one dimensional, it's easy drinking and plays well on the rocks or in cocktails. "

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