Basil Hayden

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Hibiscus Executive Chef Takes Over at Whiskey Cake

    Gastropubs everywhere! Just eight days after The Dallas Morning News published Leslie Brenner's guide to gastropubs, Whiskey Cake announces the gastro-blah blah based in Plano has a new chef. Brent Hammer, formerly of Hibiscus on Henderson, will take over as chef de cuisine. See also: - With a Name ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Master Distiller Fred Noe Comes to Town,
    But Don't Expect Samples of Knob Creek's Newest Batch

    ​Beam Family master distiller Fred Noe, the seventh-generation bourbon maker whose mug graces every bottle of Jim Beam, isn't bringing any samples of the soon-to-be-released Knob Creek single barrel reserve to a pair of tastings in Addison this week. But Noe will no doubt be happy to chat abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Handle The Proof: Booker's Bourbon

    ‚ÄčI must confess that Booker's is one of my favorite bourbons, so buying a bottle for this piece was hardly a chore.Part of the Knob Creek line, it is aged up to 8 years and bottled uncut at its natural proof, generally around the 125 mark. This makes Booker's an acquired taste, really, as it becom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    10 Questions: Dan Tullio

    He serves as director of Canadian Club's brand heritage, which is as worthy a cause as any.And who better to promote the brand? He's been with the whisky distillery for a quarter of a century, played a prominent role in their advertising campaigns and still travels the world spreading news about Can ... More >>