Basil Hayden continues to shine a light on what bourbon can be with their newest, limited-edition release, Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish. The perfect balance of the signature light, a refined flavor profile that fans love and distinctive red wine notes, The expression offers an invitation into bourbon.

To craft this special expression, eighth-generation master distiller Freddie Noe blends the signature Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with bourbon partially aged in Californian red wine casks. The vanilla and charred oak notes of classic bourbon intertwine with flavors of dried fruit and sweet nectar imparted by the red wine cask for a layered, complex, yet approachable result. The perfect foray into the category for wine lovers and an intriguing expression for bourbon enthusiasts, Noe crafted this approachable whiskey with the aperitif sipping occasion in mind.

This new limited-edition expression represents the founder’s Booker Noe’s mission for his whiskey to open people’s minds to what bourbon can be. Basil Hayden continues to reach new audiences and expand the boundaries of how and when bourbon can be consumed with the unexpected addition of a red wine cask finish.

Rich amber and toasted brown hues make for a warm welcome into the whiskey, which then gives way into aromas of dried fruit notes with cherry, vanilla, and toasted oak on the nose. Upon the first sip, flavors of sweet ambrosia are complemented by complex levels of charred oak. Rounded off with a warm, crisp finish, the highly versatile flavor profile of Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish makes it ideal for serving in aperitif-style cocktails.

Hitting shelves alongside the annual release of Basil Hayden’s 10-Year, Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish arrives just in time for the holidays. This limited-time release will be available nationwide at fine wine and spirit retailers at a suggested price of $59.99/750mL. To discover more about Basil Hayden visit

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