Basil Hayden’s recently announced the release of an extra-aged seasonal offering, Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon. Debuting on shelves in December 2018, Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon will return in limited quantities for bourbon fans each holiday season.
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon features the brand’s trademark high-rye bourbon recipe, aged longer in American Oak barrels to offer an additional layer of complexity. “Basil Hayden’s has always been a crowd-pleasing choice, especially during a time when people are getting together to share drinks or a celebratory meal,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of Whiskey at Beam Suntory. “With the release of Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon, we wanted to give our fans an expression that could be that ‘special something’ to enjoy when spending time with family and friends over the holidays or when picking out a great gift.”
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon is the latest in a series of new expressions released by Basil Hayden’s. The launch of this bourbon, Basil Hayden’s oldest release to date, comes following several limited releases, including Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey in 2017 and Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye in 2018.
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon (80 proof)
Nose: Lots of high notes, with a vibrant, almost fresh-cut wood nose. You can almost smell the wood grain.
Taste: Almost creamy, caramel forward smooth entry. Impressively elegant and subtle. The flavors are so compact and tight, that it’s hard to pull any one flavor out.
Finish: Medium long, with a slight molasses, cinnamon and brown bread finish.
Overall: Surprisingly different, and actually quite holiday-like in its flavor profile.
GSN Rating: A-
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