Distillery: Jim Beam
Age: 8 years
Proof: 80; approx 40% abv ,
Notes: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon dates back to 1796, when Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. created this recipe which contains twice as much rye as the other Small Batch Collection Bourbons.
Color: Golden Amber
Nose: Spicey rye, brown sugar
Taste: For both those who love Bourbon and those who are just being introduced to the flavors of various Bourbons, Basil Hayden’s is approachable and makes a quick friend with it’s gentle and smooth characteristics. The spiciness of the rye compliments the sweetness of the corn and give way to honey and pepper notes. Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe explains more about Basil Hayden’s and the Small Batch Collection in the video below from his annual Bourbon Q in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Finish: Crisp, warm, with pepper lingering only briefly.