The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2012

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IN THE LIMELIGHT Star Surge BASIL HAYDEN'S HOSTS A HOLLYWOOD PARTY Neil Patrick Harris. A wards season is behind us for the movie industry, but THE TASTING PANEL honors the stars in our busi- ness all year long. Here's a look back at a Golden Globes A-List party with one of our all-American favorites: Basil Hayden's Small Batch Bourbon. As the Beam Global–owned brand hosted a media happy hour event for the Golden Globes, celebs sipped five signature Basil Hayden's cocktails inspired by hit HBO shows, including True Blood, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mildred Pierce and Too Big to Fail. But the most popular cocktail of the weekend was the Boardwalk Empire–inspired Basil Hayden's Nucky's Weakness; the show's stars, Steve Buscemi and Chris McDonald, couldn't stop giving it praise. Viola Davis of The Help loved Mildred's Peach Pie, and when Hollywood golden boy Neil Patrick Harris was asked where he drinks his Basil Hayden's, he responded with "Where don't I?" 100 / the tasting panel / march 2012 Viola Davis. Steve Buscemi. Basil Hayden's Nucky's Weakness inspired by HBO's Boardwalk Empire / recipe by Joel Black of Black LAB Ventures ◗ 1½ parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon ◗ ¾ parts fresh lemon juice ◗ 2 basil leaves ◗ ¾ parts honey syrup* ◗ Muddle lemon juice, basil and honey syrup in a mixing tin. Add Basil Hayden's Bourbon and shake lightly for 5 seconds. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass. Add ice and garnish with a thick grapefruit rind. Chris McDonald from is also the irrepressible Tommy Jefferson on Harry's Law. He insists that Basil Hayden's is his bourbon of choice. *To make honey syrup, combine 3 parts honey with 1 part hot water. Stir until completely combined. B oar d w al k Empir e

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