Launched October 2017, Dark Rye is a new permanent addition to the Basil Hayden's lineup. It is a blend of Kentucky straight rye, Canadian rye from Alberta Distillery, and California port-style wine. This is listed as a "whiskey specialty" so not a true rye whiskey as such. It is bottled at 40% ABV and available nationwide.
Nose: Opulent oaky notes with dark berries and molasses.
Palate: Complex blend of caramel, dried fruit, and oak, with hints of spice.
Finish: Lingering dry finish with sweet fruit and rye spice aftertaste.