Crafted as an approachable whiskey expression, Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye features a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, which brings layers of distinct spice, toasted oak and vanilla notes. The blend is then finished with the addition of Black Strap Rum which adds sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses to the final taste profile. The resulting balance of sweet and spice, offered at an approachable 80 proof, makes Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye the perfect sip to enjoy whether you're a tried and true fan or whiskey novice.
"With the release of Caribbean Reserve Rye, we wanted to give our fans a fun whiskey expression that you can bring out and share during warmer weather occasions, whether that's mixing it up at an outdoor barbeque or gifting it for a housewarming celebration," said Rob Mason, Vice President Marketing, Whiskey at Beam Suntory. "As a brand that has always broken traditional whiskey expectations, we're excited to help our fans discover new, interesting ways to enjoy the rye category, and Caribbean Reserve Rye does just that."
Best enjoyed sipped neat, on the rocks or in a modern, summer cocktail, Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye features the following characteristics:
- Proof: 80
- Color: Golden Honey
- Aroma: Rich caramel and brown sugar complemented by back notes of soft rye and vanilla
- Taste: A balanced blend of sumptuous rye and brown sweets with an ample woody accent
- Finish: A pleasant, long lingering warmth
The launch of Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye builds on momentum set by two successful, previous limited-edition rye launches – Basil Hayden's® Rye Whiskey and Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye® Whiskey - as well as the introduction of the brand's permanent expression, Basil Hayden's® Dark Rye. Each expression has pushed the limits of category convention to bring something unexpected to whiskey fans.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye is now available nationwide for a limited time with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750mL bottle. Look for it packaged in a deep blue, hand-applied parchment bib and wrapped with the copper belt iconic to Basil Hayden's.