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In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke 'the rules' by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery's standard bourbon. And much to the chagrin of the traditionalist set, Basil was right. His recipe was a masterpiece, resulting in a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey that was blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.
Artfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only 'rule' to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly.
ReserveBar Smoking Kit
The ReserveBar Spirit and Cocktail Smoking Kit is unique. It allows for an elevated at home cocktail experience in seconds. Groups or parties may easily be served as the smoking process averages 7–10 seconds a glass.
Our kit uses organic grade kiln dried wood blocks, that are specially cut and sustainably sourced by our own atelier in CA., USA.
No glass cloches to break, no one time wooden chips to continually replace and no other “parts” makes for a quick and efficient process and a better smoked spirit or cocktail experience.
The Smoking Kit contains:
- 3 Highly Aromatic Smoking Blocks – each work well with both light and dark spirits such as Tequila, Gin, Whiskey, Rum, Bourbon, Brandies and Cognac’s.
- 1 Culinary Grade Torch, 1 Branded Storage Pouch; and an instruction card to guide you through the smoking process.
- Our concierge access, via the QR code in your kit, gives you updated recipes, music and more.
Smoke all manner of cocktails from Manhattans and Negronis to Martinis, Juleps and beyond.
The three flavors of wood blocks included with your kit are Cedar, Maple and Cherry.
Each wood block comes with a history of its use:
- Cedar representing “Eternity” is woody and sweet.
- Cherry representing “Love” is campfire, with sweet and tangy fruit.
- Maple representing “Balance” is amber and vanilla with a hint of sweet.
Add to the experience even further with torched garnishes such as rosemary, pineapple, or citrus.
Celebrate the creativity that this kit will bring to your Spirit collection through an at home experience that will delight and elevate any gathering.
Please note that butane gas is not included with this kit.
Includes: One (750ml) Bottle of Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, One Cherry Aromatic Block, One Cedar Aromatic Block, One Maple Aromatic Block, One Culinary Grade Torch, One ReserveBar Branded Storage Pouch, & Instructions.
Please Drink Responsibly.
This product is only available for delivery in the following states: .California Residents: for Proposition 65 WARNING
Please allow up to 10 business days for custom engraving and order processing prior to shipment. Orders will ship as soon as possible after engraving is completed.
Location of engraving on the bottle is at the discretion of our engravers and cannot be modified.