Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast: March, 1997
Amber, with an orange cast. Medium-bodied. Pear, peach, flowers, fresh herbs. Medium texture. Soft and light on the palate with a potpourri of attractive fragrances. Displays a sense of elegance and grace. Fruity and lively at the finish.
80–84 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2005
The initial sniffings detect dull, limp scents of wet cardboard and parchment; with only meek, ripe and sweet grain and timid yellow fruit aromas added after aeration. The palate entry is moderately spicy and nicely grainy but then at midpalate the taste becomes seed-like and mildly grainy. Drinkable but average.