In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke the rules by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional bourbon corn base, thinking that the spicy flavour of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn. Basil Hayden's Bourbon was a masterpiece a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.
Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite.
- Style American
- Alcohol Content 40%
- Brand Basil Hayden
- Region Of Origin Kentucky
Founded in the late 18th century, the brand takes its name from the visionary distiller, Basil Hayden Sr.
With an innovative and rebellious spirit, Hayden set out to create a whiskey that would be truly unique. Drawing from his ancestral rye recipe and blending it with the smoothness of corn, he pioneered a distinctive bourbon that stood apart.
Through the centuries, Basil Hayden Whiskey has upheld a tradition of unparalleled quality and a maverick approach. This exceptional blend, known for its approachable yet spicy character, quickly garnered a loyal following that remains strong to this day.
THE GOLDEN HOUR COCKTAIL
- 30ml Basil Hayden
- 15ml Lillet Blanc
- 15ml Aperol
- Fresh Grapefruit Peel
- Combine the ingredients over ice in a mixing glass
- Stir and strain into a glass over a large ice cube
- Garnish with fresh grapefruit peel