An image of a bottle of the award winning Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 700ml

Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Bourbon
  • USA, 700ml

Basil Hayden's smooth and rich award-winning, corn based bourbon dates back to 1796. On the nose, charred oak and sweet notes of vanilla & caramel with hints of dried fruit. On the palate, charred oak flavour that is complemented with sweet brown sugar, a touch of black pepper, and dried fruit to round it out. To finish, a pleasant, lingering charred oak finish with a touch of dried fruit.

  • Distillery: Basil Hayden - James Beam Distilling Co.
  • Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region: Kentucky, USA
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

Booker Noe loved Bourbon. He loved the craft of it, the character of it, the “pour me another one and tell me a story” of it. He loved what it could mean and all the things it could be. But most of all he loved the way it tasted. In Basil Hayden he created the kind of whiskey he loved; spicy yet smooth, both rich and sweet. A high-rye Kentucky straight bourbon with a refined flavour profile that rewards a second glass.

Buy this exceptional Kentucky Straight Bourbon right here in our online liquor store, we deliver nationwide. Perfect as a gift for someone special or as a corporate gift.

Way back in 1792 Meredith Basil Hayden Sr, a Maryland Catholic who had led a group of twenty-five Catholic families from Maryland into what is now Nelson County, Kentucky (near Bardstown), took an unprecedented step as a distiller. He had the bright idea to mix small grains into the traditional corn mash typically used to make bourbon (bourbon must now be legally made with a mash bill of at least 51% corn). Hayden chose rye, as he felt the spicy character would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of the corn. He was right. Hayden's grandson, Raymond B. Hayden, would later go on to found a distillery in Nelson County and name his label ‘Old Grand-Dad"’ in honour of his legendary grandfather. The Basil Hayden's bourbon brand today is part of the family of Jim Beam small batch bourbons produced by Beam Suntory. It was first introduced to the range in 1992. The company says the current incarnation of Basil Hayden's Bourbon is created using a mash similar to the one that was first utilized by Hayden Sr in 1792. Bourbon fans may remember that the expression was originally labelled as ‘Aged 8 Years’. This changed in 2014 when the age statement was removed and replaced by the term ‘Artfully Aged’.

  • Double Gold - 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold - 2022 International Spirits Challenge
  • Gold & 95/100 Points - New York International Spirits Competition

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