Basil Hayden tells BourbonBlog.com they are launching Basil Hayden Toast, a super-premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the newest addition to Basil Hayden portfolio. With a new mash bill that consists in part of brown rice to create a taste that is both familiar and new bourbon drinkers.
Basil Hayden Toast is now available in the United States at a suggested retail price of $49.99 / 750 mL.
How The Bourbon is Made
Crafted by eighth-generation Beam family distiller, Freddie Noe, Basil Hayden Toast represents a reimagining of Basil Hayden with the use of a toasted barrel.
In lieu of traditional rye grain, Basil Hayden Toast is made using US-grown brown rice, which imparts a hint of sweetness and a touch less spice, while a secondary toasted barrel finish draws out notes of caramelized sugar and toasted wood.
After aging, the toasted brown rice bourbon is blended back with more brown rice bourbon, which has been rested in level four char barrels, to achieve a final product that the brand says has a complex flavor grounded in sweet vanilla and rich roasted notes.
“Basil Hayden Toast is truly a whiskey for fans of all taste and experience levels to share. When my grandfather Booker Noe first made Basil Hayden, his intention was always to create bourbon that opened people’s minds to what bourbon can be. Inspired by his mission, I’ve spent many years working to produce a new bourbon that speaks to this sense of discovery,” Freddie Noe tells BourbonBlog.com.
“The unexpected addition of brown rice, as well as the toasted barrel finish of Basil Hayden Toast does just that. It delivers an intriguing avenue into the warm and memorable bourbon sipping occasion.”
The release of Basil Hayden Toast marks the debut of a new monogrammed metal belt hat that encircles the bottle. This new packaging will be featured across the portfolio,