Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, produced by Beam-Suntory, is known for its spicy finish, resulting from its reported high rye mashbill of 63% Corn, 27% Rye, 10% Malted Barley. With rye’s popularity soaring by more than 600% over the last five years, Beam-Suntory is releasing a limited edition Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey in what they call a natural progression for the brand.
A 4 and 11 Year Old Re-Barreled Rye Blend
A Kentucky straight rye whiskey, Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey achieves its deepened and distinctive taste with the addition of a unique, re-barreled rye. The re-barreled rye begins as a four-year-old traditional rye whiskey, which is then dumped out and further aged an additional seven years in newly charred quarter cask oak barrels. Just a touch of this re-barreled rye expertly blended with traditional Kentucky straight rye whiskey amplifies the warm aroma of baking spices and adds differentiating depth to Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey. Bottled at an easy-sipping 80 proof, the result is a versatile rye whiskey that is both approachable and flavorful with notes of char and oak.
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“The spicy character of rye has always been a signature part of what makes Basil Hayden’s special, so creating a rye whiskey was a natural fit,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of Bourbon at Beam Suntory. “This limited edition release gives our fans a chance to experience everything they love about Basil Hayden’s Bourbon — its spicy character, smoothness and approachable nature — in an interesting rye whiskey expression.”
Tasting notes provided by Basil Hayden’s.
Color: Golden Amber
Aroma: Warm baking spices and caramel, with hints of wood rye spice
Taste: Charred oak complemented by sweet brown sugar and dried fruit
Finish: Smoke and char notes wrapped in caramel
Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is available now in limited quantities nationwide for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey