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A Luxury Bourbon Whiskey Experience with Basil Hayden!

In Partnership with Basil Hayden

As the warm weather returns, so too does the magical touch of the golden hour; that sublime sunset-lit window of time in which the world pauses, humming with anticipation for what the night might bring. It’s the perfect moment to reflect on the day that was before fully embracing the night, and now master Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey maker Basil Hayden is inviting Man of Many readers to do just that, but in a more elevated way than ever before. Read on to discover how you can win the chance to take part!

Missed out on the Aster Event or can’t make it? Don’t fret, Basil Hayden is running events all over NSW and VIC over October. Learn more on how to secure a ticket below.

NSWHickson HouseLove a whiskey dinner? Enjoy a Golden Hour cocktail on arrival and a curated food menu matched to four premium bourbons at Hickson House Distillery in the Rocks. Order discounted bottles for pick up at Barrel House Cellars.Get Tickets Here
JackalberryHead to the Hyatt for whiskey at Jackalberry. Whiskey flights available all October. Not ticketed.N/A
RooseveltAn afternoon with Basil Hayden at Pott’s Point, including a Knob Creek Single Barrel tasting.Get Tickets Here
Frank Mac’sWhiskey exploration at Frank Mac’s in the Rocks. Golden Hour music sundowners every weekend in October and November.Get Tickets Here
The CumberlandExplore the Basil Hayden range in Manly with special drams alongside the Golden Hour spirit on Oct 26.Get Tickets Here
VICFableOCT 18 – As the sun sets over Melbourne and the city lights up, join us as we have paired up with Basil Hayden to introduce their infamous “Golden Hour” to Melbourne, a cocktail dedicated to that sunning hour just before sunset. Get Tickets Here
Whisky & AlementBourbon, cocktails, and fried chicken.Get Tickets Here
Non DisclosureTable side cocktails on the hour, every hour throughout October at Non Disclosure in Geelong.N/A
Other non ticketedEnjoy a Golden Hour at the Hats and Tatts rooftop or at Cloakroom Bar where one lucky attendee will win a personalised tailoring voucher.N/A
Aster Bar Rooftop Sydney
Image: Aster Bar

In the luxurious surrounds of Sydney’s immaculately appointed Aster Bar on level 32 of the InterContinental Hotel—looking out over the most beautiful harbour in the world—Basil Hayden will be hosting an unmissable event that’s focused around the golden hour in more ways than one. On Thursday, 5 October from 5:30-8:30pm, guests will be treated not only to an unmatched view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House bathed in that soothing warm glow, but also to the distillery’s signature Golden Hour cocktail, featuring its outstanding bourbon whiskey. What’s more, guests will enjoy a range of other bourbon-forward cocktails, delicious food, fantastic entertainment, and a bespoke personalised monogramming service, imprinting luxe leather luggage tags with guests’ initials. This is one you really don’t want to miss.

Basil Hayden Bourbon Drinking on Rooftop
Image: Basil Hayden

For those yet to experience it, Basil Hayden makes outstanding bourbon whiskey and has done so for decades. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t matter how you care to drink it—neat, on the rocks, or as part of a cocktail—you’re in for something special; from the aroma of charred oak and notes of vanilla and caramel, to the layers of sweet brown sugar, a touch of black pepper, and dried fruit.

For your chance to win one of 20 double passes (valued at over $300 per double pass) to attend this exclusive event, sampling Kentucky’s finest bourbon whiskey while taking in Sydney Harbour’s magnificence, enter your details below and keep an eye on your inbox to discover if you’ve won!

Basil Hayden Bottle
Image: Basil Hayden

In the meantime, check out the Basil Hayden Golden Hour cocktail recipe here in order to discover how to enjoy this premier bourbon as its maker intended from the comfort of home.


  • 1 part Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 part Lillet® Blanc
  • 3/4 part Aperol® Aperitif
  • Grapefruit peel


  • Combine ingredients over ice in a mixing glass;
  • Stir thoroughly;
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass over a large ice cube;
  • Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Once again, don’t miss out on your chance to win tickets to this. Plus, discover the full breadth of Basil Hayden’s inspired range of whiskeys via the link below.

WIN! A Luxury Bourbon Whiskey Experience with Basil Hayden