Double Gold, 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The eponymous Basil Hayden's Bourbon dates back to 1796, when Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. created a recipe unlike any other. He used a traditional corn base, but mixed in small grains in his mash to capture the spicy flavor of rye and complement the sweet smoothness of corn. More than 200 years later, Basil Hayden's is a singular bourbon that bridges the flavor of rye whiskies and small batch bourbons together.
"Aromas of peach chutney, pistachio nougat, and grainy raisin bread with a soft fruity-yet-dry medium body and a gentle nut butter, anise seed, and sweet mint tea accented finish. An attractive, feminine style." —Beverage Testing Institute
93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* Complex and balanced, this go-to Bourbon features vanilla aromatics with a touch of fresh apple. On the palate, it's light at first, showing vanilla and honey, and winds into deeper, rounded notes of cocoa and hazelnut. Splash in ginger ale for a highball and sip all night long.