Basil Hayden’s bottles rye whiskey and rum blendBy Melita Kiely
Bourbon brand Basil Hayden’s has created a rye whiskey and rum blend, called Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye.
Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye is a blend of eight-year-old Kentucky straight rye whiskey and four-year-old Canadian rye whisky.
Black Strap Rum is then added to the blend, which is said to give notes of brown sugar and molasses to the final product.
Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available throughout the US for a limited period, priced at RRP US$44.99 per 750ml.
Rob Mason, vice president marketing, whiskey, at Beam Suntory, said: “With the release of Caribbean Reserve Rye we wanted to give our fans a fun whiskey expression that you can bring out and share during warmer weather occasions, whether that’s mixing it up at an outdoor barbecue or gifting it for a housewarming celebration.
“As a brand that has always broken traditional whiskey expectations, we’re excited to help our fans discover new, interesting ways to enjoy the rye category and Caribbean Reserve Rye does just that.”