Basil Haydens differs to the rest of the bourbons in the samll batch range in that its mash bill contains a higher percentage of rye grain. The richness of the corn is complemeneted by spicy notes from the rye, with notes of peppermint, and a slight citrus edge. First created in 1796 by Master distiller Basil Hayden snr, when he broke the rules by adding small grains to the traditional corn base.
In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke 'the rules' by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery's standard bourbon. And much to the chagrin of the traditionalist set, Basil was right. His recipe was a masterpiece, resulting in a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey that was blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.
Eagle Rare 10 years old 45% 70cl
Bright honey/topaz colour. The early aromas include gentle grain, toasted honey-wheat bread and tobacco leaf. An oily, toasty beauty seduces the taste buds at palate entry with dry flavors of cereal grain and mild oak resin - the mid-palate include swe...
Makers Mark Bourbon 45% 70cl
Kentuckey Bourbon. Makers Mark is the worlds only bourbon made in small quantities of less than 19 barrels per batch.
Buffalo Trace 40% 70cl
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a piece of liquid history: a premium, hand-crafted bourbon blended from selected whiskeys at one of America's oldest distilleries.
In times before history migrating herds of buffalo carved a...
Lagavulin 16 years old 43% 70cl
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Malt is a powerful, peat-smoke nose with seaweed and some sweetness, salty and sweet flavours with hints of wood and a long peaty-salt finish.
The rich, peaty water used to make Lagavulin 16 Year Old Malt, runs down to the...
Woodford Reserve Bourbon 43.2% 70cl
Labrot & Graham's Woodford Reserve is a superbly smooth, flavoursome bourbon, rich and full-bodied with a sophisticated range of flavours. We would strongly recommed this great value bourbon
Bookers Bourbon 70cl
A Very small batch bourbon, unfiltered, and uncut, named after Booker Noe, Jim Beam's grandson and former Master Distiller. Each batch has a different style to the previous and is totally unique. Deep dark henna in colour with a nose of vanilla, and ca...
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 55% 70cl
Pikesville Rye has been produced since the 1890s after reemgerging from prohibition and is now produced at the Heaven Hill distillery in Kentucky. Made from extra aged casks it is now bottled at 6 years old and at barrel proof of 110% (55% vol) rich an...
Trevethan Grapefruit & Lychee Gin 70cl
Trevethan Grapefruit & Lychee Gin is a special release of just 300 bottles and is exclusive to Drinkfinder. Trevethan Distillery have done a wonderful job working with us to create a fantastic London Dry style Summer gin that will blow
Larceny 1870 Bourbon Whiskey 46% 70cl
Larceny bares the name in remembrance of a famous thief. John E Fitzgerald was a treasury agent and he had a great weakness for great whiskey. With his access to the rickhouses where the barrels were stored, he abused his position and indulged in the g...
Highland Park 16 years old Twisted Tattoo 46.7% 70cl
Twisted Tattoo brings a first for Highland Park. Made by marrying whisky matured in oak casks that have been seasoned with Spanish Rioja wine and with whisky matured in first-fill bourbon casks. This 16 year old whisky from Highland Park is rich, full ...