Basil Hayden Dark Rye
Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye is an expansion for the Basil Hayden’s family, made by blending Kentucky rye, Canadian rye (Alberta Distillery), and California port together. Jim Beam has announced that this will be the first ever permanent addition to the Basil Hayden’s family. There’s a clear influence from the port on the palate. It’s sweet, consisting of a big bowl of berries and plums with a hint of vanilla dominating the sip. It’s far from dry, with the best way of describing this palate as juicy. The rye is drowned out as the port influence clearly dominates. Dangerously easy to sip due to its sweet flavor profile and low proof.