Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

American Whiskey Bourbon

Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Legend has it, in 1796 Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke 'the rules' by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery's standard bourbon. And much to the chagrin of the traditionalist set, Basil was right. His recipe was a masterpiece, resulting in a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey that was blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.

Artfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden's® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden's® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only 'rule' to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly.

Proof
80
Aging
Artfully aged to taste
Sizes
375 ml, 750 ml, 1 L, 1.75 L

Tasting Notes


  • Color: Golden brown
  • Aroma: Charred-oak and sweet notes of vanilla & caramel with hints of dried fruit
  • Taste: Charred-oak flavor, complemented with sweet brown sugar and a touch of black pepper
  • Finish: A pleasant, lingering charred oak finish with a hint of dried fruit

Accolades


  • 2022 International Wine and Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
  • 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - Very Good - Strong Recommendation
  • 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold Medal
  • 2020 2020 "Growth Brand Awards" - Beverage Information Group - Fast Track Award
  • 2020 International Spirits Challenge - Silver Medal
  • 2020 International Wine and Spirits Competition - Bronze Medal
  • 2020 Tastings- International Review of Spirits (BTI) - Silver Medal
  • 2019 Beverage Information Group's 2019 "Growth Brand Awards" - "Fast Track"
  • 2018 IMPACT - 2018 IMPACT "Hot Brand"
Other Small Batch Bourbon Expressions
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Basil Hayden's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2018 Kentucky Springs Distilling Co., Clermont, KY.

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Accolades

2022 International Wine and Spirits Competition
Silver Medal
2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Very Good - Strong Recommendation
2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Double Gold Medal
2020 2020 "Growth Brand Awards" - Beverage Information Group
Fast Track Award
2020 International Spirits Challenge
Silver Medal
2020 International Wine and Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal
2020 Tastings- International Review of Spirits (BTI)
Silver Medal
2019 Beverage Information Group's 2019 "Growth Brand Awards"
"Fast Track"
2018 IMPACT
2018 IMPACT "Hot Brand"