Basil Hayden's Artfully Aged

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2015 7:30 am

Average value

€ 44,05

5 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Basil Hayden's Artfully Aged

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.48 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A good bourbon with an unusually high rye content;

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      mild, caramel, oak, vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, gentle onset, caramel, honey, spicy (pepper, some oak), vanilla, balanced;
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, soft finish; gently spicy in the aftermath;

  2. davidloosli scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Rather boring and watery (too low abv?)
    • Nose
      Sweet ripe oranges, milk chocolate, honey, brown sugar, no burn at all from the alcohol, vanilla
    • Taste
      Heavy on caramel, apple, watery
    • Finish
      Burned sugar, not much oak notes

  3. Tobs1991 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Whilst on the nose quite promising, the body might have needed a bit more ABV to convince me. Also the finish seems way too short in my opinion.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    This has been on my wish list for a log time and i eventually saw it in my local whiskey shop, getting harder to get hold of apparently. The wait was worth it, this is a really nice and complex bourbon, it wasn't cheap, but it wasn't expensive either.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Top Notch Bourbon and it was a treat to myself.
    • Nose
      Mmmm!!! quite a complex nose of candy, burnt toast, Black forest gateau, summer fruit pudding, new leather and blood orange, really nice,deep and strong aromas.
    • Taste
      The taste is just as good, summer fruit pudding again but this time with cream. Medium bodied with vanilla sweetness and dark plums. At 40% it's really bang on the nose.
    • Finish
      A nice medium, dry finish, with some oak in the background and sarsaparilla on the death.

  6. Paulski88 scored this whisky 43 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      25 25
    • Finish
      15 15

  7. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 79 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    This is certainly not an earth shattering bourbon, but quite a step up
    from the bottom shelf stuff.
    • Nose
      On the sweet, light and accessible nose citrus dominates. Very sweet
      indeed. Spicy too (white pepper, vanilla, ginger), thanks to the double portion
      of rye in the mix.
    • Taste
      It is rather light and watery on the palate, which is something of a
      letdown. Luckily, the taste makes up for a lot. A perfect continuation of the
      nose with some extra caramel and a good helping of mint. Actually, a lot of
      peppermint. It freshens the whole.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length, midly spicy and warming. It is soothing.

  9. tamriel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    There are way better whiskeys in JBs small batch collection.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78


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