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Basil Haydens Dark Rye Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle

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Basil Hayden's
Dark Rye Straight Rye Whiskey
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Dark Rye Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml
This limited release blends classic Kentucky Rye rich with oak, spice and dried fruit notes with Canadian Rye from the award-winning Alberta Distillery, adding unique depth and a viscous mouthfeel. Launched October 2017, Dark Rye is a new permanent addition to the Basil Hayden's lineup. It is a blend of Kentucky straight rye, Canadian rye from Alberta Distillery, and California port-style wine. This is listed as a "whiskey specialty" so not a true rye whiskey as such. It is bottled at 40% ABV and available nationwide.
Beverage type:
Rye Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
40%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Kentucky
UPC code:
80686012146
Tastes like:
Apple
Dry
Sweet
Oak
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Most shipments are dispatched the next business day. We use a network of trusted carriers to get your precious cargo to arrive safely and on time. All shipments are insured for damage or loss.
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Get a refund, replacement or credit should anything go wrong with your order. See our full shipping & returns policy.
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Your payment details are secured with encryption and payments processed on highly secure servers.
Authenticity Guarantee
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We guarantee the provenance and authenticity of every product we sell. You can buy from us with the confidence that the item you are receiving is 100% authentic.
About the brand
Based on a historically-significant iteration of whiskey first distilled back in 1796, Basil Hayden is a legacy-bourbon brand originally launched by Booker Noe in 1992. Produced in Clermont Kentucky under the family of brands owned by renowned liquor producer Jim Beam, this subtle whiskey is the lower-proof sibling of other Beam offerings such as Knob Creek and Booker’s Bourbon. Named after devout Catholic Basil Hayden Sr, dubbed the “Father of High-Rye Bourbon”, this premium brand mirrors the spicy richness of one of the first high-rye whiskies available on the market. Originally labeled with an 8 year age statement, Basil Hayden replaced its age guarantee in 2014 with “Artfully Aged”, officially becoming NAS whiskey. The brand is cited as the lightest-bodied small batch bourbon available from Jim Beam.
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Ratings & Reviews (186)
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Jair Mah
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Nose: egg nog nutmeg licorice Sense of taste: thick falsely slick nutmeg and anisette Finish: somewhat hot and sleek
Posted on Jul 18th, 2020
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Maria Imran
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Dim dull. Chocolate Carmel Flavor
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Macrina Rojas
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Sweet smooth loads of caramel in advance.
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Eileen Munda
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A smooth and sweet rye whiskey with a notes of zest and vanilla.
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Gelacio Franco
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Ugh. Looks extraordinary smells brilliant. First taste with ice was decent. Flawless was alright for the initial not many tastes. Yet port was excessively articulated and failed to help the bourbon. I was unable to wrap up. I was cheerful. Happy I had it in a bar and didn't simply purchase a jug at the Jim Bar Urban Stillhouse. Frustrating.
Posted on Jul 16th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Fresh oak and dark berries dance in the forefront. Beneath are fresh baked fruit turnover, rye spice, and a hint of green apple. While the scents aren’t the rye notes I was expecting, they’re quite inviting and and set the tone for just how different this blended rye is going to be.
Taste
There’s a clear influence from the port on the palate. It’s sweet, consisting of a big bowl of berries and plums with a hint of vanilla dominating the sip. It’s far from dry, with the best way of describing this palate as juicy. The rye is drowned out as the port influence clearly dominates. That said, this is dangerously easy to sip due to its sweet flavor profile and low proof.
Finish
If you love classic rye finishes, you’ve come to the wrong place, as the port continues to impact here too. The dark berries found in the palate linger, and carry through the entire finish. Adding to them is a nuttiness that is combined with white pepper and oak. There’s a very light hint of rye spice, but it’s easily overpowered by the other flavors. Unfortunately, the funky nutty taste lingers long after the other other flavors and overstays its welcome. Frankly the finish is a letdown compared to the nose and palate.
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