Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 8 Year Old - SIPN

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 8 Year Old

80 Proof
750 ML (Standard)
Palate: At the front of the palate, it takes a bit to warm up and expose the medium dry tannic bite and rye spice, opening with light wood an orange notes.As it expands, you find notes of peach and vanilla.On the midpalate, it's quite light, but there's a bit of chewiness that at a higher proof might be more detectable.Toward the back of the throat, oak, black pepper, and vanilla an orange marmalade dominate.
Nose: A mild, balanced, uncomplicated nose with an upfront emphasis on cooked fruit, oak and vanilla.The lower ABV likely contributes to the subtlety of the aroma.Revisiting after the Whiskey sits in the glass increases the presence of vanilla, oak and citrus.
Finish: Despite the proof, there's a longish finish, though when it vanishes, it vanishes.Here, the spice of the rye component becomes more pronounced with a fruit-smoke-oak overtone.
Basil Haydens Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 8 Year Old - 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.