The Basil Hayden's Bourbon has a lighter flavor than most traditional bourbons. This product of the Jim Beam family uses around twice the amount of rye that is used in other bourbons. The effect on the flavor softens the sweet, traditional corn base and brings out spicier notes. The clean, light finish warms you up, leaving a fresh after taste (must be the hint of peppermint.) This bourbon comes in at 80 proof and can be sipped neat or enjoyed in a cocktail.