Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon Whiskey features the same high-rye mash bill that Basil Hayden loyalists know and love, but uses secondary aging to deliver a unique, layered flavor with a refined hint of smokiness.
We begin by toasting and lightly charring the secondary barrel. This is followed by delicately igniting hickory-smoked chips at a constant feed to produce smoke, which is then pumped into the barrel, resulting in notes of soft char and light butterscotch. This unique flavor provides a smoother, more subtle take on smoky spirits, and creates the perfectly sophisticated, yet approachable introduction to both bourbon and Basil Hayden.
Aroma: A mellow smoke character with a hint of sweet vanilla
Taste: Soft char with a light sweetness reminiscent of butterscotch and maple
Finish: Crisp yet delicate smokiness with light toasted hickory wood
Color: Deep, rich amber with copper undertones
Alc. Vol: 40% (80 Proof)