Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
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Raided Score: 80 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: Smooth, quick finish with honey, and some warmth. Read Full Review Raided Score: 71 Publication: Breaking Bourbon Excerpt: Nostalgia will always allow me to hold a soft spot in my heart for Basil Hayden’s, but like many nostalgic things in life, it’s sometimes best to leave them to memory versus trying to recapture that initial magic. Read Full Review Raided Score: 83 Publication: The Whiskey Jug Excerpt: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon isn’t a bad whiskey, it is a bad value. For $26 less you can get Old Grand-Dad 114 and that is a significantly better expressions of the Jim Beam high-rye mashbill. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: Altogether soft and balanced, but with depth, I can imagine Basil Hayden having a very wide appeal, especially to newer whiskey drinkers. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Sweet, spicy, and easy to like, this is whiskey without flaw, well-done and tasty, if not overly ambitious or challenging. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: whiskyfun Excerpt: A very pleasant discovery. I don’t think I had tried this baby before. Read Full Review Raided Score: 95 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: Everything works together perfectly well in the spirit. From the aroma in the glass to the smooth and layered finish, which lifts away all of Basil’s characters one by one, finishing with a silky, smoky character, this is a widely available and reasonably affordable bourbon that sets a high bar at this price point. Read Full Review Raided Score: 75 Publication: Whiskey Consensus Excerpt: I would recommend picking up a bottle to have on the bar because it is an easy drinker and would be nice to share with friends. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: Modern Thirst Excerpt: Basil Hayden's makes a great entry-way for drinkers new to bourbon, or trying to train their palates to drink bourbon neat. Its price makes that a tough sell. Read Full Review Raided Score: 93 Publication: Wine Enthusiast Excerpt: 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. Read Full Review
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