Basil Hayden’s Two By Two Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Basil Hayden’s Two By Two Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Credit to Beam for trying, but this is one pour I recommend seeking out trying before you spend your money on a bottle.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: On the palate, it shows modest structure, with notes of lemon and pistachio, along with gentle wisps of baking spice and sandalwood.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s decent, drinkable, and something I wouldn’t mind having in my glass if offered. On the other hand, it’s not a whiskey I’d grab off my shelf on a regular or even semi-regular basis if I had a bottle… don’t even want to snag a bottle like I did the original Basil Hayden’s Rye. Overall, not my thing.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's nice but one wonders if this whiskey might stand out more at a higher proof; at 40 percent ABV it's an approachable introduction to the spirit, but may leave seasoned rye lovers wanting a little more oomph.
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  • Raided Score: 78
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: First off, it's not a rye. Second, it's not good.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The conclusion is more more cohesive than what’s come before, though the body proper simply comes across as too young to merit its price tag.
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