There’s nothing like that first sip of Basil Hayden’s, whether it be your first ever or the first of the night.
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We Never Tire Of
Making New Acquantances
AGED TO TASTE
To preserve the subtle sophistication that makes it so sharable, Basil Hayden’s is aged to the perfect expression of its novel, spicy-sweet flavor profile.
STRAIGHT FROM OUR
Every drop of Basil Hayden’s is distilled in Clermont, Kentucky. Right in the heart of bourbon country, where friendliness is a way of life.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Basil Hayden’s just wouldn’t be Basil Hayden’s without its distinct wardrobe.
Everyone remembers the one who introduces them to Basil Hayden’s. So if you know someone who might enjoy us, feel free to make the introduction.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN KENTUCKY
A Basil Hayden’s History
Crafted in 1992 by Booker Noe as part of the Small Batch collection, Basil Hayden’s® introduced a more subtle side of bourbon compared to its counterparts.
This style of bourbon was inspired by 1792 whiskey pioneer Meredith Basil Hayden, Sr., a rye farmer from Maryland who moved to Kentucky and began distilling. He chose to distill his bourbon with a higher percentage of rye, and Booker set out to create a similar high-rye mash bill that would offer the same refined, approachable taste profile.
Today, this bourbon stands as a tribute to Meredith Basil Hayden, Sr.’s high-rye mash bill ingenuity, as well as to Booker Noe, a true innovator who sought to welcome new drinkers into whiskey.