Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Beam Suntory, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition expression from its Basil Hayden bourbon brand.

Bail Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish (40% ABV) has been produced using Basil Hayden’s signature Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, which was finished in Californian red wine casks.

Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask

Created by eighth generation Master Distiller Freddie Noe, this latest release delivers the classic Bail Hayden vanilla and charred oak notes, intertwined with flavours of dried fruit and sweet nectar, imparted by the red wine cask for a layered, complex yet approachable result.

Bail Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish is said to be representative of Basil Hayden founder, Booker Noe's mission for his whiskey to open people's minds up 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.

Commenting on the launch, Jonathan Marks, Senior Marketing Director for Global Small Batch Bourbon at Beam Suntory, said: "We are creating new avenues for consumers to enjoy our light and inviting expressions through unique cask finishes and innovative releases. Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish continues the Basil Hayden mission to opening up the category to new drinkers and occasions."  

Bail Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish is now available from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $59.99 - 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush