Interesting fact… Basil Hayden's whiskey spells its name whiskey as it originates in America. Had it been produced in Scotland its name would be Basil Hayden's whisky, instead of whiskey.
Nose: Crisp, fresh. Spiced. Rooty, floral. Solid hit of rye.
Palate: Gentle and rounded. Poised rye spice tingling through notes of winter berries.
Finish: Seed cake, vanilla cream, more berries.
Perhaps I lack a little sophistication, but it seems to me that Hayden's goes down a little too smooth and lacks a little flavor. This is not to say that it is bad bourbon, it's quite nice, just a little weak. I'd drink this again, but I wouldn't buy it.
I love the smooth sweet finish of this bourbon. A hint of butterscotch. Love it.