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Basil Hayden is a light, inviting Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey created in 1992 by 6th-Generation Jim Beam Master Distiller, Frederick “Booker” Noe. Booker loved bourbon for its character and craft. He loved what it could mean and what it could be, so he created Basil Hayden to showcase everything great about bourbon, while remaining inviting and approachable. A light and refined bourbon that brings people in with their first sip, Basil Hayden offers something to love for everyone, In the words of Booker Noe himself, “If you don’t like bourbon, try Basil Hayden."


  • Colour: Golden amber​
  • Aroma: Spice, tea, hint of peppermint​
  • Taste: Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite​
  • Finish: Dry, clean, brief​


Ideally served in light aperitif-style sipping cocktails that complement the spice and versatility of the liquid, such as the Basil Hayden Golden Hour or Boulevardier

Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey