A Limited Edition Expression Reveals The Best of Both Worlds: Rye Whiskey And Bourbon
Rye whiskey has become one of the biggest trends in brown spirits and we couldn’t be more excited. Perhaps it is due to the big influence of speakeasies, chic bars and library style scenes. Whatever the reason, whiskey is more popular now than ever and it is only going to get better. Basil Hayden’s, originally known for creating bourbon, has joined the rye ranks by introducing a versatile sipping experience for whisky drinkers of all taste levels. After the successful release last year of Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey and Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye, we knew we had to see what was in store for this year. We recently attended the launch of Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye – a new expression that artfully marries rye and bourbon. Which in all honesty, is the best of both of worlds. This limited edition expression is a blend of two Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskies and two Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies. It features the full spiciness of rye, complemented by the sweet characteristics and finish of bourbon.
Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye Whiskey involves a blend of 5 year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 7 year-old “high rye” Kentucky Straight Rye , 13 year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and 6 year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The result? A smooth, medium bodied experience. The golden honey spirit has a hint of rich caramel and brown sugar, with an ample woody rye flavor. The 80 proof whiskey is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Or, if you prefer in a cocktail, we have listed two concoctions to try. We have also listed a cocktail to sample with Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye. You can thank us later.