Basil Hayden's Bourbon
Basil Hayden's Bourbon, NAS, 40 %
The Basil Hayden's Bourbon is considered a "high rye bourbon", which means the rye content is in the range 20 to 35 percent. In this particular case it is about 30 %. Since it is a bourbon the corn content is of course a minimum of 51 %.
Nose: Vanilla, black pepper, and a mild touch of perfume. With time more caramel and toasted oak.
Taste: Medium body and sweetness. Black pepper again. Burnt toast, caramel sauce and a touch of oak.
Finish: Medium long finish. More perfume and herbal notes towards the end, but this is no cheap perfume (and also no "cheap" bourbon).
Comments: Enjoyable. I do wish the ABV was a tad higher though.
Sláinte! - Thomas