Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Bourbon

Basil Hayden's 10 Year

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is part of Jim Beam’s small batch series, along with Knob Creek, Booker’s, and Baker’s. You can read more about Basil Hayden himself, and the origins of the brand, here.

Basil Haden’s is known for being a “gateway” bourbon. That is, it is an ideal introductory bourbon, due to its low alcohol content (80 proof) and inoffensive profile (sweet and smooth). The standard offering once carried an 8 year age statement, which was dropped in 2012.  Now that standard offering is rebased at between 6-8 years old.

This month, Beam just released a new product, the Basil Hayden’s 10 year bourbon. This 10 Year release is said to be a new holiday-season annual offering by Jim Beam.

Continue reading “Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Bourbon”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Wild Turkey Month Day 60: Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1978 Decanter

Chapter 13, Part 4: 

Today we finish our last chapter of Wild Turkey Month 2018. This chapter focuses on Wild Turkey 8 Year 101’s from the 1970’s.  While many of these fit into the “Classic 101’s” profile from the last chapter, what makes this grouping unique is that each of the bourbons were bottled in ceramic decanters.

Over these last four days of November 2018, we will bring you reviews of each of these bourbons – 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.  We review these in chronological order.  For a background on these decanters, including a discussion of the lead risks associated with each, we invite you to read the review of the 1975 Wild Turkey 101 8 Year.

[Author’s Note:  This day – November 30, 2018 – is my 40th Birthday.  To help celebrate the occasion, I sought out a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 bottled in my birth year.  In my buying research, I came across a set of these decanters at online auction.  I jumped on the opportunity.  The bottles were shared lovingly with my fellow Flight Club member and other friends at my recent birthday party.  And of course we post the review of the 1978 on this my 40th birthday.  Cheers friends!]

Continue reading “Wild Turkey Month Day 60: Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1978 Decanter”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Wild Turkey Month: Day 59 (Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1977 Decanter)

Chapter 13, Part 3: 

Today we continue our last chapter of Wild Turkey Month 2018. This chapter focuses on Wild Turkey 8 Year 101’s from the 1970’s.  While many of these fit into the “Classic 101’s” profile from the last chapter, what makes this grouping unique is that each of the bourbons were bottled in ceramic decanters.

Over these last four days of November 2018, we will bring you reviews of each of these bourbons – 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.  We review these in chronological order.  For a background on these decanters, including a discussion of the lead risks associated with each, we invite you to read the review of the 1975 Wild Turkey 101 8 Year.

Continue reading “Wild Turkey Month: Day 59 (Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1977 Decanter)”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Wild Turkey Month: Day 58 (Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1976 Decanter)

Chapter 13, Part 2: 

Today we continue our last chapter of Wild Turkey Month 2018. This chapter focuses on Wild Turkey 8 Year 101’s from the 1970’s.  While many of these fit into the “Classic 101’s” profile from the last chapter, what makes this grouping unique is that each of the bourbons were bottled in ceramic decanters.

Over these last four days of November 2018, we will bring you reviews of each of these bourbons – 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.  We review these in chronological order.  For a background on these decanters, including a discussion of the lead risks associated with each, we invite you to read the review of the 1975 Wild Turkey 101 8 Year.

Continue reading “Wild Turkey Month: Day 58 (Wild Turkey 101 8 Year – 1976 Decanter)”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.