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Basil Hayden TOAST Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml

SKU: 210000053261 ISBN: 080686012344
$49.99

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Country: US

Region: Kentucky

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Appellation: Kentucky

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Type: Spirits

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$49.99
 

Basil Hayden Toast is a uniquely crafted 80 proof whiskey consisting of an entirely new mash bill, replacing the traditional rye grain with brown rice, which adds a hint of sweetness and a touch less spice with increased depth of flavor that comes from secondary aging in a toasted then flash-charred oak barrel. Rather than charring the barrel with open flame, the toasting process exposes the barrel to a long and gentle heat at a level proprietary to Basil Hayden. The softer notes from the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey receive the flavors from the toasted barrels, which is then blended back with non-Toasted bourbon to add complex flavor grounded in sweet vanilla, complemented by rich roasted notes. Perfect sipped and savored neat or on the rocks with close company.

90 Points Whisky Advocate | Made with brown rice and finished in toasted barrels. Cereal grains with freeze-dried strawberries on the nose as well as toasted herbs, blueberries, and fruity bubble gum. The palate is creamy and light, with notes of strawberry yogurt, bitter chocolate, and burnt sugar. A syrupy finish brings custard, tiramisu, and caramel flan. It is atypical in its profile and at times light bodied, but demonstrates good constriction and drinkability.