This unique recipe calls for a larger percentage of small grains in the mash (rye and barley) and eight years gently resting in the wood. During the mashing and aging, the spicy flavor of the rye marries with the sweet smoothness of the corn for a character unlike
any other bourbon. Enriched by a hint of peppermint, Basil Hayden’s mellow taste and dry, brief finish is delicious sipped neat or on the rocks. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a light-bodied bourbon.
Aroma: Charred oak and sweet notes of vanilla & caramel with hints of dried fruit.
Taste: Charred oak flavor that is complemented with sweet brown sugar, a touch of black pepper and dried fruit to round it out.
Finish: A pleasant, lingering charred oak finish with a touch of dried fruit.