Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke features the same high-rye mash bill used in the other Basil Hayden whiskies but uses secondary aging to deliver a different flavor profile with a hint of smokiness. The process leading to the creation of this whiskey begins by toasting and lightly charring the secondary barrel. This is followed by igniting hickory-smoked chips at a constant feed to produce smoke, which is then pumped into the barrel.
By doing this, the company says that “the flavor provides a smoother, more subtle take on smoky spirits, and creates the perfectly sophisticated, yet approachable introduction to both bourbon and Basil Hayden. Serving Subtle Smoke neat or on the rocks allows the mellow smoke and sweet vanilla notes to shine while complementing the spicy rye flavors typical to Basil Hayden bourbon’s high-rye mash bill.”
Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke is bottled with an ABV of 40% (80 proof). Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke is available with a suggested retail price of $49.99/750mL.
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