Basil Haden’s is another of my go to whiskeys and it quite honestly is perfect if you want to introduce a new whisky drinker into the fold. It has the combination of being relatively cheap (in the bourbon world) and easy drinking. I’ve heard people claim that because its only 40% ABV that it is whiskey-lite or that it doesn’t pack the punch of other whiskeys. I honestly think those people are crazy. I can’t really tell any difference between 40%ABV and other bottles like Eagle Rare which are 45%ABV.
If you haven’t tried Basil Haden’s, I highly suggest getting a bottle, it is an excellent bourbon. If you don’t believe me, look at my night last night. I did not mean to drink that much, and yes I did pay for it the next day, but we were playing board games and having a ball.
In terms of ranking, this is a solid 75/100, and ties with Eagle Rare in my book.
- A bargain when you can find it for between $30 and $40.
- Wonderful cinnamon, pepper and other spices on the tongue.
- Not always in stock.
- It gives me a horrible hangover when I don’t realize I drank half the bottle at one go.
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|Old Forester 1870||80||$55 / 750ml|
|Old Forester 1897||79||$55 / 750ml|
|Michters US 1 Small Batch||79||$45 / 750ml|
|Yellowstone||78||$35 / 750ml|
|Basil Hayden's||75||$35 / 750ml|
|Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon||75||$35 / 750ml|
|Hirsch Small Batch||74||$35 / 750ml|
|Proper Twelve||71||$30 / 750ml|
|Teeling Whiskey||70||$50 / 750ml|
|Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum||67||$20 / 750ml|
|Four Roses Small Batch||66||$30 / 750ml|
|Beer Barrel Bourbon||66||$35 / 750ml|
|Gentleman Jack||65||$35 / 750ml|
|Kraken Rum||64||$25 / 750ml|
|Elijah Craig||57||$27 / 750ml|
|Buffalo Trace||55||$25 / 750ml|
|Jack Daniels`||51||$25 / 750ml|
|Widow Jane||45||$70 / 750ml|
|Redemption||40||$30 / 750ml|
|Woodford Reserve||30||$13 / 50ml|
|Winchester Extra Smooth||15||$23 / 750ml|
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|Hill Billy||9||$20 / 750ml|
|Fireball||5||$18 / 750ml|