Skip to main content Accessibility Help
Basil Hayden Caribbean Rye Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Basil Hayden Caribbean Rye Whiskey

Whiskey /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States

Enter a delivery address

Product details

Rye Whiskey
Kentucky, United States

Product description

With its trademark spicy finish from a high-rye recipe, Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon has always been known for standing out in the crowd. Inspired by that legacy, Basil Hayden’s is excited to deliver another distinctive whiskey experience with the introduction of its latest limited-edition release - Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye™. Crafted as an approachable whiskey expression to enjoy during the warm summer months, Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye takes inspiration from the sweet and spicy contrast between rye whiskey and rum. The limited-time offering features a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, which bring to life layers of flavor, including distinct spice, toasted oak and vanilla notes. The blend is then finished with the addition of Black Strap Rum which ties the rye whiskey pairing together with sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses. The result is a balanced whiskey that remains approachable to discover at 80 proof. Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye is the latest in a series of successful rye whiskey innovations from the brand, each of which push the limits of category convention to bring something unexpected to whiskey fans.

View all products by Basil HaydenCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING

Community reviews

4.55 Reviews
Show All5(13)4(1)3(2)2(0)1(1)
  • Michael J.
    Verified Buyer
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic, great aromas and layered flavors. The o e item the store actually hd

  • Erik
    Verified Buyer
    Verified Buyer

    Fantastic mixer, straight I'd say it's a little heavy on the blackstrap

  • Mike Mathews

    Whiskey Blended with Rum? Not so great for sipping in my opinion but as a mixer? This makes, hands down one of the best Rum and Cokes I've ever had. Caribbean Old Fashioned -use Orange Bitters, demerara sugar and finish with an orange.... MAN! This one gets a lot of hate from whiskey drinkers but if you're into cocktails, it's a must have.


Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye Whiskey is a limited-release craft spirit designed to be indulged during the summer months. This particular Basil Hayden expression blends aged Kentucky whiskey with Canadian rye whiskey, creating a complex sweet, yet spicy liquor. The distillers even take it one step further, adding a heavy pour of Black Strap Rum to the recipe to give the finished product some Caribbean flair. Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye Whiskey is an 80-proof whiskey that is smooth enough to sip neat or on the rocks but also works well in either rum- or whiskey-based cocktails.
Unfortunately, no — the Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye Whiskey was first released in 2019 as a limited edition spirit exclusively sold for summertime. Because of its seasonality, this can be a tricky bottle to track down, and its exclusivity means that sellers often elevate their prices. Should you find a retailer who has it in stock, you might consider purchasing several bottles just in case. Unopened whiskey won’t go bad, but just be sure you store your bottles standing upright in a temperature-controlled environment with no sunlight (you also need to keep the corks moist, so once in a while, turn your bottles upside down for a few seconds).
Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye Whiskey is a fun twist on the traditional whiskey. Distillers blend an aged Kentucky-style whiskey with a classic Canadian rye whiskey, which gives the liquor a rich flavor of oak, caramel, vanilla, and spice. Then, the Basil Hayden team adds a splash of Black Strap Rum, which contributes a strong molasses character to the finish (and thus, the Caribbean flavor promised in its name). The spirit’s overall profile is a balance of sweet, brown sugary notes with a heavy dose of spice from the aged rye whiskey.
If you can find a bottle, Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye Whiskey makes an excellent present for a summertime get-together, especially if your hostess is a whiskey drinker. The spirit’s unique flavor is a masterful balance of sweetness from the rum and spice from the rye, and the lucky recipient can choose to enjoy this whiskey by itself or sub it in a range of popular cocktails (like a delicious Dark 'N' Stormy with lime juice and ginger beer). Since it’s a limited release, it might be hard to score a bottle of the Caribbean rye, but you really can’t go wrong with any gift from the Basil Hayden lineup. See what’s in stock near your giftee on Drizly, and even better, get it delivered.
Enter a delivery address