Basil Hayden's Rye


Basil Hayden's // Kentucky, USA

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3 out of 5 stars
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This Kentucky Rye consists of a four-year-old rye which then sees an additional seven years in newly charred quarter-cask oak barrels. This re-barreled rye then gets blended with straight rye whiskey to create Basil Hayden's first "limited edition" offering. It is bottled at 40% ABV.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak; then recasked in charred, quarter-casks

Tasting Notes

"Basil Hayden's first foray into rye is easy to enjoy. Defined by sweet, rounded notes of oak and balanced by a peppery rye spice, it makes for an approachable entry into the category. At only 80 proof, however, its flavors do come across as a bit subdued; a little higher strength would likely help it stand out in the category."

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