Basil Hayden’s Bourbon today announced the launch of its first-ever innovation and limited edition product offering — Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey.
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon claims to use more rye in its mashbill than industry standard in an effort to give more spice on the finish. Taking inspiration from this rye spiciness, Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is a natural progression for the brand.
A Kentucky straight rye whiskey, Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey achieves its taste with the addition of a 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, and finally blended with traditional Kentucky straight rye whiskey.
“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.”
Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey can be enjoyed when sipped neat, on the rocks or as the base to a modern cocktail. Packaged with Basil Hayden’s hand-applied parchment bib and copper belt, Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is available now in limited quantities nationwide for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750ml bottle of 80 proof whiskey.