From Jim Beam: "Blending is an art form, and our Dark Rye is your chance to own what might very well be a masterpiece.
It all begins with Kentucky Rye, providing a firm foundation of spice, oak, dried fruit and subtle molasses undertones for this release to build upon. From there, Canadian Rye from our award-winning Alberta Distillery is skillfully layered in. A touch of California Port, and its complementary notes of ripe fruit, provides the third and final layer to a whiskey just as at home on the rocks as it is in a cocktail.
Full in flavor, yet delicately nuanced, you’d be wise to grab a bottle of our Dark Rye to experience this magical blend for yourself."
Nino Marchetti of the Whiskey Wash: "The new Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye whiskey, according to those behind it, brings into one bottle an interesting mix of alcohol to create this expression. What you’ve got in this is Kentucky straight rye whiskey, with its characteristic spiciness, balanced with the soft, rounded presence of Canadian rye from the Alberta Distillery. These two ryes are then touched with California port to add both a hint of sweetness and a deep ruby color to the final blend.
“Bringing Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye to life as the first-ever permanent addition to the Basil Hayden’s family is an exciting moment for the brand and our growing fan base,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of North American Whiskey at Beam Suntory, in a prepared statement. “Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye offers an unparalleled complexity and rich flavor, while staying true to the unique approachability and style that has made our bourbon a long-time favorite.”"
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