Basil Hayden’s debuts oldest Bourbon to dateBy Nicola Carruthers
Beam Suntory has released a limited edition 10-year-old Basil Hayden’s Bourbon – the brand’s oldest bottling to date.
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon will hit shelves this month, in time for the festive period.
The expression features the brand’s signature high-rye Bourbon recipe, which has been aged longer in American oak barrels to “offer an additional layer of complexity”.
The longer ageing is said to give the Bourbon “heightened oak aromas along with hints of char and vanilla”.
The Bourbon is bottled at an “approachable” 80 proof (40% abv).
“Basil Hayden’s has always been a crowd-pleasing choice, especially during a time when people are getting together to share drinks or a celebratory meal,” said Rob Mason, vice president of whiskey at Beam Suntory.
“With the release of Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon, we wanted to give our fans an expression that could be that ‘special something’ to enjoy when spending time with family and friends over the holidays or when picking out a great gift.”
Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon is available nationwide and priced at US$59.99 per 750ml. It comes packaged in a black parchment bib and wrapped with a copper belt.