Basil Hayden Malted Rye is a new permanent expression as well as an entirely new entrant into the rye category. SRP: $59.99.
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.
"Basil Hayden continues to push boundaries in the tradition of my grandfather Booker Noe. We are continuing to challenge perceptions with our newest permanent expression, Basil Hayden Malted Rye, introducing an entirely new flavor profile within the whiskey category," said eighth generation master distiller, Freddie Noe. "It delivers a more refined side, an unexpected softness and approachability, creating a new way to experience 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 a well-balanced and refined liquid. It is recommended to serve neat to allow the mash bill to truly shine.