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Baccarat & Basil Hayden Team Up For 77th Annual Tony Awards

Renowned high-rye bourbon brand Basil Hayden, and luxury crystal manufacturer, Baccarat, have announced their partnership ahead of the 77th annual Tony Awards, to be held this June 16th at Lincoln Center. Basil Hayden will be the official bourbon of the awards. 

In celebration of the event, set to be hosted by American actress, Ariana DeBose (Hamilton (2020), and West Side Story (2021)), the two companies will present curated cocktails at a Baccarat x Basil Hayden VIP speakeasy. Attendees will include nominees, presenters, and spirits enthusiasts. 

The “enchanting” speakeasy will be masterfully decorated and lit, with special barware provided by Baccarat, and nods to the histories of each company carefully placed in the space to create a rich and indulgent atmosphere. 

Curated Cocktails From Baccarat & Basil Hayden 

Throughout the evening, guests will be served cocktails inspired by the Tony Awards, Baccarat, and Basil Hayden, served in crystal glassware under the lights. 

Basil Hayden 75 


1.5 parts Basil Hayden
¾ parts fresh lemon juice
¾ parts simple syrup


Shake all ingredients and strain over a large cube, top with prosecco or sparkling wine and serve in a stemmed coupe or sour glass.” 

The Baccarat Boulevardier. Credit: Articulate Productions

Baccarat Boulevardier


1 part Basil Hayden® Dark Rye Whiskey
3/4 part Campari® liqueur
3/4 part Carpano® Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth


Stir all ingredients and strain into a chilled nick & nora, garnish with an orange peel.



1 part BH Toast
1 part Aperol
¾ part lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
1 part sparkling wine
1 part club soda


Combine all ingredients in a wine glass and garnish with a dehydrated orange slice.

Standing Ovation


2 parts Basil Hayden Malted Rye
½ oz Amaro Nonino
¼ oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
¼ oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1-2 dashes Hella Aromatic Bitters


Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into a rocks glass over a large cube and garnish with a sprig of greenery.”

Basil Hayden x Baccarat 

The bar at the Baccarat Hotel New York. Credit:

Speaking about the luxury collaboration and the upcoming awards, Baccarat North America CEO, Adam Banfield, said: “In its 260-year history, Baccarat has continued to celebrate creative expression, so it’s an honor to once again return to the Tony Awards and celebrate those in the world of stage acting who have such a profound impact on culture. Through our partnership with Basil Hayden, we will honor the timeless tradition and modern innovation of both the city of New York and Broadway in true Baccarat fashion – by bringing light and joy to this remarkable occasion.”

Regan Clarke, U.S. vice president of American Whiskey at Suntory Global Spirits, added: “At Basil Hayden, we celebrate those who leave an impression with their uniqueness and charisma, so it is a thrill for us to be the official bourbon of the 77th Annual Tony Awards recognizing remarkable talent who also embody these attributes. In partnership with our impressive friends at Baccarat, we are excited for presenters and nominees to experience our bespoke, Tony Awards-inspired cocktails, further elevating this year’s celebrations and making it a night to remember.”

Get Your Curated Cocktails 

Of course, the Tony Awards is a very exclusive event, reserved for the elite of Broadway theatre. But, never fear, for Basil Hayden and Baccarat are also offering cocktails from their curated Tony menu at the Baccarat Hotel New York. The menu will be available for a limited time, until June 19th. 

Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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