Basil Hayden’s Points of Interest Kentucky Straight Bourbon /40%/ – Basil Hayden’s Bourbon was introduced in 1992 along with Knob Creek and Baker’s as part of the original Jim Beam Small-batch Collection. The whiskey is named after one of Kentucky earliest distillers (called by his friends Old Grand-dad), who developed bourbon recipe with high rye content. Since 1987 the brand has been produced by Jim Beam Distillers; the current mashbill is composed of 60% corn, 30% rye and 10% malted barley. The new release of Basil Haden’s bourbon is called ‘Points of Interest’. Part of the label unfolds into ‘Wildsam Field Guide’, that includes information about lesser known parts of the United States, fun facts, historical vignettes and regional drink recipes.
Nose: sweet and spicy, cornflakes, rye bread, vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper, hints of licorice, toasted oak and touch of mint.
Palate: silky smooth, apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon, peaches, buttered rye toast, white pepper, touch of vanilla and toasted oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of mixed spice, vanilla, grilled corn and delicate oaky and herbal notes.