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About Max Wastler

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon

We call him our Cultural Bloodhound.

Max Wastler is a storyteller and retailer by trade with a diverse background in all things handmade. Together with Basil Hayden’s, he shares stories of those making things by hand using only the highest quality ingrediants.  This same mentality goes into making every bottle of Basil Hayden’s®.

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Bottle of Basil Hayden's

Basil Hayden's®

Enriched by a hint of peppermint, it impresses with notes of pepper balanced by slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.

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A Chicago-based storyteller, keeper of a whiskey blog and shop-owner who's known for his appreciation of America.