The Basil Hayden bottle sure is a looker, but it’s NOT all just looks. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how smooth this Bourbon is. Basil Hayden is a premium Bourbon that is part of the Small Batch Bourbon Collection by Jim Beam. We where really surprised by the subtle peppermint taste, it just really works. The bite of Basil Hayden is so gentle, that it should be the perfect Bourbon for someone who is new to Bourbons. Basically you get all the great Bourbon taste, without the burn. So pick up a bottle of Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, you’ll impress all Bourbon drinkers.