Basil Hayden's Adds A 10 Year Limited Edition Bourbon Offering - The Whiskey Wash

Basil Hayden’s Adds A 10 Year Limited Edition Bourbon Offering

The super premium bourbon label known as Basil Hayden’s, owned by spirits giant Beam Suntory, has, over the last few years, seen an expansion in its product line that’s focused on a number of new rye bottlings. The core of this brand though is the bourbon, and now that’s seeing a new derivative launched as well in the form of a 10 year old bottling.

The new Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon, according to those behind it, is a special, extra aged seasonal offering that will be made available as a limited edition whiskey each holiday season. Bottled at 80 proof, the extra maturation of this high rye bourbon in American oak barrels is said to offer “an additional layer of complexity” that “delivers heightened oak aromas along with hints of char and vanilla while maintaining Basil Hayden’s trademark spice in every sip.”

Basil Hayden's 10 Year Old Bourbon

Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon (image via Beam Suntory)

Basil Hayden’s has always been a crowd-pleasing choice, especially during a time when people are getting together to share drinks or a celebratory meal,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of Whiskey at Beam Suntory, in a prepared statement. “With the release of Basil Hayden’s10 Year Old Bourbon, we wanted to give our fans an expression that could be that ‘special something’ to enjoy when spending time with family and friends over the holidays or when picking out a great gift.”

Plans call for this bourbon to price around $60 for a 750 ml bottle that’s “packaged in a premium black, hand-applied parchment bib and wrapped with the copper belt iconic to Basil Hayden’s.” You’ll find some limited official tasting notes for this golden amber colored whiskey below for your consideration.

  • Aroma: Big oak, hints or char, vanilla and rye
  • Taste: Oak balanced by caramel sweetness and rye spice
  • Finish: Lightly smoky with a subtle hint of char
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