This unique Basil Hayden's is a true summer whiskey, blended with 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, and distinctively finished with Black Strap Rum.
Following the end of the American Revolutionary War, Johannes Reginald Beam emigrated from Germany to the United States and eventually settled in Kentucky County. At the time, Kentucky County was still considered part of Virginia, overseen by a military governor named John J. Bowman. After settling in Kentucky, Beam began harvesting corn and set forth a family tradition by distilling the excess grains he harvested into whiskey. Since then, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the eponymous company (the company is actually named after James Beam, who rescued it following Prohibition).Basil Hayden's is known for their signature spicy high-rye recipes and innovative finishing touches. Their latest limited-edition release - Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye is a true summer whiskey, the latest in a series of successful rye whiskey innovations. Inspired by the sweet and spicy contrast between rye whiskey and rum, this limited edition showcases a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, delivering bold layers of flavor, and a deeply complex distinctive spice followed by toasted oak and vanilla notes. The blend is distinctively finished with Black Strap Rum enhancing the rye character with sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses. The result is a balanced, approachable 80 proof whiskey, perfect for your next summer cocktail.