Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye
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Raided Score: 81 Publication: Breaking Bourbon Excerpt: I find the end result to be quite unique. It’s refreshing in today’s ever-crowded and ever-similar marketplace. In addition, I’m pleased to see that Beam decided to come in at a price point that allows everyone to give this release a try to judge for themselves. Read Full Review Raided Score: 71 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: Not the rye for aficionados, but great for adding to maple syrup, frappes, or using as a mixer in a cocktail. I would not drink this one neat. Read Full Review Raided Score: 78 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: A short finish offers more of the same, plus cocoa powder, oak, spice, and pepper. Though a bit one dimensional, it's easy drinking and plays well on the rocks or in cocktails. Read Full Review Raided Score: 84 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Simple and sweet up front, it feels thin, like fake maple syrup, with more sweet vanilla carried on a rather light body, almost resembling some rice whiskies. Read Full Review Raided Score: 76 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: The maple note is particularly off-putting, and while I could see mixing a cocktail with this, on its own it’s a product that is simply too far gone into its own little world. Read Full Review Raided Score: 90 Publication: Wine Enthusiast Excerpt: All this yields a warming whiskey that leads with caramel and spice on nose and palate, finishing with a hint of cocoa and a distinctly juicy, almost tart cherry note. Read Full Review
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