By: Andrew Whiteley
K&L Staff Member
Basil Hayden has long been one of the most popular bourbons at K&L. The standard BH, long bottled at 8 years old, has presumably dropped to be in the 6-8 year range since it lost it's age statement in 2014. Fortunately for fans of the woodier profile that comes with age, Beam has brought back a number for the front of the bottle in this 10 year old release. Still bottled at 80 proof and showing off the signature spicy finish of the high rye mashbill, BH10 is the perfect whisky for fans of the old style Basil whiskey. Richer in caramel, vanilla, mocha, and with a touch of fresh mint, the 10 year is a huge step up from excellent, but sometimes thin, regular bottling. The extra time in barrel provides the backbone that is characteristic of the higher proof in a bottling like Old Grand Dad.