Unexpected Duo Create Special-Edition Bourbon-Infused Cheese in Time for the Holidays
Clermont, KY (October 30, 2019) – Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, one of the fastest growing super-premium bourbons on the market, is partnering with Utah-based creamery Beehive Cheese to release a bourbon-infused cheese, just in time for the holiday season. The special-edition offering, “Pour Me A Slice,” features a semi-firm, Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon that tastes sweet with a hint of spice.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Beehive Cheese to create a special addition to their lineup of expertly crafted cheeses,” said Rob Mason, Vice President of Marketing for Whiskey at Beam Suntory. “Basil Hayden’s has always valued creating expressions that are best enjoyed with friends and family, so we think ‘Pour Me A Slice’ is a perfect pairing when sharing our bourbon with friends and family.”
As a great addition to any social gathering, “Pour Me A Slice” provides bourbon and cheese enthusiasts a unique offering to elevate their cheese board. The high-rye profile of Basil Hayden’s gives the cheese its one-of-a-kind flavor that pairs nicely with Basil Hayden’s neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. This exciting new cheese also makes a special gift this season.
“Our goal is to craft cheeses that bring people together through their elevated, artisanal flavor,” said Pat Ford, Co-Founder of Beehive Cheese. “We’re excited to partner with Basil Hayden’s because the trademark spice of this bourbon adds a really unique flavor to the cheese that makes it perfect for a gathering or gifting.”
Basil Hayden’s x Beehive Cheese “Pour Me A Slice” is available starting today, October 30th, on BeehiveCheese.com with a suggested retail price of $5.49 per 4-ounce pre-packed wedge. Look for it in select retailers nationwide in the coming months.
About Basil Hayden's®
Basil Hayden's is known for standing out in the crowd. The distinctive flavor of Basil Hayden’s Bourbon was originally inspired by the legend of a family recipe said to date back to 1796 when Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke 'the rules' by mixing the spiciness of rye with the smoothness of corn to create a light-bodied, mixable and smooth bourbon. Today, Basil Hayden's is crafting its own story by providing a welcoming, yet versatile sipping experience for whiskey drinkers of all taste levels to share with friends and family. Beyond its flagship Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, the brand has pushed the boundaries of innovation in recent years, specifically exploring the unique taste profile of rye. These intriguing offerings have included Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey, Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye, Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye, Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon and Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye.
About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.
About Beehive Cheese
Founded in 2005, Beehive Cheese is a creamery based out of Utah whose goal is to create cheeses meant to bring people together through their elevated, artisanal flavors. Beehive Cheese infuses their traditional cheese with unique ingredients such as bourbon, coffee and tea in order to enhance the rich, complex flavors that are offered in each bite.
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The Beehive Cheese brand promise is at the core of our everyday whey of life. This promise reflects who we are as a family-run company and our promise to our customers. If you have a problem with your cheese we will make it right. Our promise to you is simply this; Great Cheese, No Excuses.
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Unique espresso and lavender hand-rubbed cheese with subtle notes of butterscotch and caramel. Made from the milk of Jersey cows; this is a full-bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. Barely Buzzed is our most popular cheese and is considered by many to be a great American original.
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Barely Buzzed is aged in our humidity controlled facility and then moved to two different temperatures during the aging process to develop texture and flavor.
The name "Barely Buzzed" came from Andrea at Deluxe Foods in California. She was the winner of the “Name this Cheese” contest.
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As the patriarch of the Beehive family of cheeses, Promontory is an Irish-style cheese with buttery, full-bodied texture and snappy, citrus-like fruity notes.
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Beehive Cheese has a passion—to return to simple, local food. Our company’s efforts to use local ingredients gives our cheese and our company a sense of place. This sense of place holds true for one of our oldest charitable partners, Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah and their mission to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes.
Beginning in 2018, Beehive Cheese Company will donate 3% of the gross sales of Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese to Red Butte Garden to further their efforts to maintain a place where nature and people connect.
It makes sense for us to align with this local partner to create, support and make a difference in our community. Buy some Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese today and help us support the landscape and lifestyle we love.
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