Basil Hayden Malted Rye
A rye renaissance is upon us, and Basil Hayden leads the way by expanding its award-winning whiskey portfolio with the launch of a new permanent expression, Basil Hayden Malted Rye. This more approachable rye, created with 100% malted rye mash bill, is an entirely new entrant into the rye category, delivering an unexpected softness rarely seen in rye whiskey.
Crafted by eighth generation master distiller Freddie Noe, this special release is created using a distinct malting process that transforms the rye grain to create a more subtle, mellow spice with delicate sweet and floral notes. This offering shines a light on what whiskey can be and invites consumers to explore the more refined side of rye, with the liquid delicately poised between Basil Hayden’s signature smooth taste profile and the spicier notes of rye.
Light amber in color, the 100% malted rye mash bill imparts a union of flavors. Malted Rye offers an elegant floral aroma, soft notes of vanilla and toasted rye on the palette, and a warm spice finish. Bottled at 80 proof, Malted Rye is well-balanced and refined. It is recommended to serve neat to allow the mash bill to truly shine.
“Basil Hayden continues to push boundaries in the tradition of my grandfather Booker Noe,” said Freddie Noe. “We are continuing to challenge perceptions with this newest permanent expression which introduces an entirely new flavor profile within the whiskey category. It delivers a more refined side, an unexpected softness and approachability.
Crafted in 1992 by Booker Noe as part of the Small Batch collection, Basil Hayden continues to push the boundaries of innovation with expressions such as Basil Hayden Toast, Dark Rye, 10-Year, Subtle Smoke and the new, limited time release of Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish.
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