Basil Hayden's Artfully Aged

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2019 9:16 pm

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€ 45.03

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74 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Basil Hayden's Artfully Aged

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.75 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly surprised by this one. Also the price came down or at least did not go up in Germany over the years. Became more widely available in better sorted supermarkets. The only real gripe would be the minimum abv. Picture BH @50+% abv. like Knob Creek or Baker's, you got a real winner. But this one's a good upgrade for the casual Bourbonist. Works well with Coke, too, I heard them say. I prefer it neat, though.

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, caramel, oranges
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spices, pepper, vanilla, honey, tea
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length

      Unfortunately, this bourbon has at least 3% too little alcohol.
      Except for the short finish, there is nothing to complain about.
      Otherwise nicely done.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Good entry-level bourbon, but a bit one-dimensional and boring ...

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - a super balanced soft bourbon
    - looks much rounder and more aromatic than that
    all "Standard Jim Beam"
    - at € 40 it is not very cheap for a bourbon, but you can definitely taste the higher quality, hence the price
    • Nose
      Surprisingly subtle and somewhat reserved, soft and pleasant, no trace of glue or unpleasant alcoholic note, typical sweetness of corn, vanilla
    • Taste
      soft mild start, a lot of aroma on the palate, the character confirmed by the nose, a lot of sweetness and vanilla, very soft in the mouth, subtle wood notes, no disturbing factors
    • Finish
      medium-long finish,
      medium-long, sweet aftertaste

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Fruit, vanilla, honey. Unfortunately a bit too thin in my opinion. As an entry bourbon ok.

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Cereals, rye, vanilla, cocos, marzipan, butterscotch, sultanas, apricot, nougat
    • Taste
      77 77
      dry with hints of rye and typical bourbon flavours
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. 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;

  8. davidloosli scored this whisky 72 points Expert 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

  9. Ziegelhütte-Idstein did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      Spices, more spices with some herbal and tea flavor
    • Taste
      Aromas of white pepper, orange, lemon and corn notes are offset by soft cinnamon, rye and sweet caramel
    • Finish
      Dry and rather short finish with a powerful dash of refreshing cinnamon and light vanilla

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this  Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey during an American Tasting by Whiskey4all.nl end of June 2017

    Nose: notes of glue, fresh wood, spicy and fresh mint

    Taste: clearly influences of rye on a sweet bourbon body. it gives a bit of a slimy impression in the mouth.

    Finish: Hay, bit alcoholic, brown sugar.

    Comments: approx: 63% corn, 10% barley and 27% rye.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80


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