Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Rye
Basil Hayden's // Kentucky, USA
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Rye is a limited edition Kentucky straight rye release from Jim Beam. It is the first time a rye in the Basil Hayden's portfolio has been given an age statement. It is bottled at 80 proof and available as of June 2020.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"There's a telltale grassiness to Basil Hayden's whiskeys - both the ryes and bourbons - and it's more amped up here, along with sweet herbal notes of thyme and oregano. Brown bread, pear, Red Delicious apple, vanilla and honey hold the base for a good handful of sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove) and oakiness. There's a lot going on despite its low-ish proof, though it's hard not to wish it had been bottled slightly higher to better showcase the full potential of its aromas and flavors. "