Review #715 | /r/Bourbon Review #403 – Basil Haydens 8yr Bourbon
The Schtick: This is an old release of the modern Basil Hayden’s expression from Beam/Suntory. It carries an 8yr age statement and it is bottled at 40% ABV
ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Nose: Honey, toffee, peanut brittle. Honey roasted peanuts, floral young corn, vanilla.
Taste: Thin, no heat. Sweet with vanilla, caramel and honey roasted peanuts.
Finish: Short finish, no heat, sweet caramel, young corn and peanut brittle.
Overall: This isn’t half bad, better than modern Basil’s, in my opinion, but not great. It’s real thin throughout, and while the flavors aren’t overtly negative, there is definite youth, even for an 8 year product. That said, I’m impressed compared to what I’ve had of Basil’s in the past, and that ain’t half bad.
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