Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

(0.75l, 40%)


8.2/10
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$43.99
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It is pretty fly Kentucky Rye.

Right before the 19th century started, one Basil Hayden left Maryland and moved to Kentucky. Now, he was no rookie; he was a Master Distiller already, but he didn't know the rules of the Old Guard, so he used what he had on hand. He created a new breed of Bourbon with a high-rye mash bill and while the purists threw a few malocchios, the neighbors were mesmerized. Now, over two centuries later, the Noe family brings back the revolutionary devil-may-care recipes of Basil Hayden.

Their Dark Rye is a masterful blend with a fantastic twist: Kentucky Rye brings a baseline of spice and oak, while Canadian Rye takes the flavor further. And because Basil Hayden's are spoiling us, they put a bit of Californian Port in the mix. Not a Port finish, they added it. The result is a delicious Whiskey that is great both neat or in cocktails. But you know, try it neat first and submerge yourself into the delicate flavor. 

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spicy
oak
caramel
berries
dried fruit
rye
sweet
port
dry
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Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time that it takes the customers to get home.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich amber with ruby undertones.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Opulent oaky notes with dark berries and molasses.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex blend of caramel, dried fruit, and oak, with hints of spice.

Finish
Lingering dry finish with sweet fruit and rye spice aftertaste. 
Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
My favorite right now. Smooth, sweetness of a Tawny Port with a spicy rye finish. Smoke with a Blondie for a great pairing
 
Nick
Nick,
Love it even more
 
Donald
Donald,
I love what the port does for this whiskey.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good but to hot
 
Paul
Paul,
Super solid sipper. Awesome blend and def a go to for my shelf now!
 
Mike
Mike,
It is my new favorite whiskey!!
 
Derrick
Derrick,
Great! Smooth on the rocks!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very interesting! So I smell the port and caramel notes. Goes down smooth but definitely tastes like drinking a bottle of port with a touch of rye whisky added. Not what you'd expect from a Canadian whisky, but extremely smooth and worth the price.
 
Dan
Dan,
This is a good deal. Nice with a few rocks, or better yet in a Manhattan!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Incredibly unique, but the Port overpowers any rye spiciness. I'd rather drink a rye or a port.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
A sweet easy drinking liquor that still has a nice spicy rye kick. I’d advise people new to rye start with this. It’s sweet but still high quality that won’t disappoint the rye initiated.
 
Michael
Michael,
very nice
 
Alex
Alex,
Definitely unique. The Rye Spice and the port hit at the same time.
 
Tom
Tom,
Delicious and has many flavors to balance on the tongue. May be a bit on the sweet side for those who like a little bite on the tongue or enjoy the Rye side of whiskey. I treat it like desert and only have one.
 
Shane
Shane,
One of my favorite one-off ryes. The port blend finish on this is amazing. It pairs will with steak and chocolate. What more could you ask for?
 
James
James,
Really not that spicy. The sweetness of the caramel and berry flavors really come through. Delicious rye!
 
Vivek
Vivek,
As a rye blended with port, expected a more flavorful taste. It has a nice smooth feel to it, although taste to me with port sweetness is closer to a highly refined Tennessee whiskey. The Two by Two likely more in line with my taste.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This might be my favorite rye out there right now. This rye is as complex and sweet. The port barrels truly impart something special into this fine whiskey.
 
Eric
Eric,
Really liked this one. Very smooth and rich. Didn't taste much like rye, but was still very good.
 
guest
guest,
I'm not a rye lover - or heck, not even much of a whiskey drinker. At least I wasn't until this Basil Hayden Dark Rye. This port-finished dark rye is amazing. If I could find it, I'd buy 10 cases of it right now. Seriously, it really is that good.
 
Mike
Mike,
Nose is oak and berries the port comes through here. Pretty smooth not typical rye spice more of a citrus spice. The finish is All port sweet and fruity. Not going in my regular rotation will reserve for cocktails.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
Smooth with notes of dried fruit at the end. Beautiful, rich amber color.
 
guest
guest,
Taste amazing
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and delicious, unique to any other rye I’ve had but will be one I definitely keep in stock.
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Smooth and Delicious!!!!
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Smooth! I’ll be stocking this one in the home bar. Very easy to drink, sweet to the nose.
 
Todd
Todd,
I just love this dark rye blend and I'm not normally a big dark rye guy. It's a very smooth drink and has become one of my favorite nightcaps. The only problem I have with this bottle is that I can't find another anywhere near me!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Strong port flavor. Great with dessert.
 
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