Basil Hayden’s debuts oldest Bourbon to date

6th December, 2018 by 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

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).

The launch of the 10-year-old Bourbon follows several limited releases including Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey in April 2017 and Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye in July this year.

“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.

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