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Basil Hayden's Bourbon

Crafted in 1992 by Booker Noe as part of the Small Batch collection, Basil Hayden’s introduced a more subtle side of bourbon compared to its counterparts. This style was inspired by 1792 whiskey pioneer Meredith Basil Hayden, Sr., a rye farmer from Maryland who moved to Kentucky and began distilling. He chose to make his bourbon with a higher percentage of rye and 200 years later, Booker set out to create a similar high-rye mash bill for the same refined, approachable taste. Today, Basil Hayden’s stands as a tribute to its high rye roots, as well as to Booker Noe, a true innovator who sought to welcome new drinkers into whiskey.

Basil Hayden's Bourbon

Basil Hayden's

Tasting notes

  • Proof: 80
  • Color: golden brown
  • Aroma: charred oak and sweet brown notes of vanilla & caramel with hints of dried fruit
  • Finish: pleasant, lingering charred oak finish with a touch of dried fruit

How to serve

Designed to be sipped neat or stirred to perfection as in a Basil Hayden’s Golden Hour or Boulevardier

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