Artfully aged. When Basil Hayden, Sr. began distilling his smooth Bourbon here in 1796, Kentucky was but four years old and George Washington was President. Today, we make Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey using the same skill and care that made it a favorite among America's frontier settlers. Artfully aged in Kentucky hillside rackhouses then bottled at a smooth 80 proof, Basil Hayden's sophisticated taste remains true to the old family recipe. With more rye than a traditional bourbon and its trademark spicy finish, it's easy to enjoy Basil Hayden's any way you like. www.drinksmart.com. 40% alc.vol. 80 Distilled and bottled by Kentucky Springs Co. Clermont, Frankfort, Kentucky USA.