Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has announced the limited-time release of Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye.
This blend consists of two Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskies and two Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies for the full spiciness of rye, complemented by the sweet characteristics and finish of bourbon, the company says.
In terms of aging, the blend is a balance of 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, a 7-year-old “high-rye” Kentucky Straight Rye, a 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and a 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye is 80 proof. The aroma is caramel and brown sugar with a woody rye flavor profile, the company says, before a palate of rye and brown sweets with a woody accent.
Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye is now available nationwide for a limited time with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
“Basil Hayden’s has always been known for its distinctive spicy finish, so innovating in the rye category continues to be an exciting venture for the brand, especially as interest in the category grows exponentially,” says Rob Mason, VP of marketing, whiskey at Beam Suntory. “While Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye upholds our trademark spice and approachability, this blend also challenges the status quo and encourages fans to discover the versatility of rye.”