Basil Hayden Bourbon – American Whiskey News


About Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

Basil Hayden’s small-batch bourbon impresses with notes of pepper balanced by slight citrus overtones and a spicy, warming finish. The unique flavor is derived from a family recipe that dates back to 1796, which uses twice as much rye as traditional bourbons to create a smooth, balanced blend. Aged eight years, Basil Hayden’s has a relatively mild 80 proof making it equally enjoyable served neat or as the base to a contemporary or traditional cocktail.

Family Secret

Following its eight years in new charred American white oak barrels, Basil Hayden’s is charcoalfiltered and then chill-filtered. This process produces an incredibly approachable, sophisticated and luxurious bourbon.


Basil Hayden’s is part of The Small Batch Bourbon Collection!, a celebrated group that also includes: Booker’s, Baker’s, and Knob Creek.

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Tasting Notes


Admire the color: Golden amber
Nose the aroma: Spice, tea, hint of peppermint
Savor the taste: Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite
Appreciate the finish: Dry, clean, brief

Proof: 80
Age: 8 years
Price: Suggested Retail Price is $36.99 per 750ml bottle.

Basil Hayden’s Manhattan 2.0
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
½ part Sweet Vermouth
½ part Dry Vermouth
½ part Maple Syrup
2 dashes of Bitters

Stir together the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, maple syrup and bitters over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with a cherry and serve.
Basil Hayden’s Last Stand
1 1/4 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/4 parts Absinthe
4 dashes of Bitters
1 Lemon Wedge
Splash of Soda Water


In a pint glass, add absinthe to thoroughly coat the glass and drain, pouring off the excess. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and bitters to the glass. Squeeze and drop in the lemon wedge. Fill the glass 3/4 full with ice and stir contents swiftly for 20 seconds. Top with soda water. 

Basil Hayden is a Super-Premium small-batch bourbon with a distinct flavor profile. Basil Hayden features a mild 80 proof and twice the rye of traditional bourbons, making it extremely smooth and approachable. With citrus overtones and a spicy finish, Basil Hayden’s balance of taste and flavor make this spirit a great choice for both bourbon novices and connoisseurs.

Below is a brand new cocktail recipe developed to toast global soccer mania. Combining Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon with Amarula Liqueur, a South African spirit made from the fruit of a Marula tree, makes this drink the perfect cocktail for toasting your favorite country’s team. With this cocktail in hand, your readers will feel like you are right in the action, all while watching the games from the comfort of their home!

Basil Hayden’s Victory Sip
1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Amarula Liqueur
½ part Peppermint Liquor


Stir all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass.  Garnish with a cherry and serve.

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