Basil Hayden's Two By Two Rye
Basil Hayden's // Kentucky, USA
Announced in July 2018 as a limited edition whiskey to the Basil Hayden's portfolio, Two by Two Rye is a blend of two Kentucky straight rye whiskeys and two Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys. As for the two rye whiskeys, one is a 5 year-old and another is a "high-rye" 7 year-old. The two bourbons consist of a 13 year-old and a 6 year old. It is bottled at 80 proof and available nationwide.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Basil Hayden Two by Two Rye is a soft and sweet addition to the category. Rye spice just peeks out from the more dominant notes of vanilla and oak, backed with subtle hints of pear, chestnut, and cocoa. It's nice but one wonders if this whiskey might stand out more at a higher proof; at 40 percent ABV it's an approachable introduction to the spirit, but may leave seasoned rye lovers wanting a little more oomph."