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BORN 1866 - BORN AGAIN 2021


We are excited to announce that Hayner Straight Rye Whiskey will go on sale Saturday, October 23 from 10 am to 5 pm at 619 Lincoln Ave in Troy, Ohio.

Just like the Bourbon release, the Rye will feature a postmark date on the cork to commemorate the first bottling of Hayner Rye Whiskey in over 100 years. The first bottling date was October 4, 2021 and only 1,000 bottles were stamped with that date.

The Hayner Rye label features William Hayner, president of Hayner Distilling for many years. William and Mary Jane Hayner had one child together, a daughter named Isabel.  Isabel is featured on the Hayner Bourbon label.  When William passed away unexpectedly at the age of 54, his daughter Isabel was only 14

The bottles, when placed side by side, bring dad and daughter back together and allows William to offer one last toast to his beloved daughter, Isabel.

Hayner Straight Rye Whiskey is a unique blend of four-year and six-year straight Rye Whiskeys.  We partnered with MGP from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to create this special blend.  It contains 50% four-year Rye whiskey and 50% six-year Rye whiskey bottled at 90 proof.  We selected a mash bill used by Hayner Distilling  over 100 years ago, 95 % rye and 5% barley. 


Hayner Distilling is excited to announce that Hayner Bourbon has won a Silver Medal in the prestigious New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.  This blind judging competition is considered one of the most respected judging events in the USA.  Sliver Medals are only awarded to the best bourbons in their category.  It's an honor to win the medal with the first release of Hayner Bourbon in over 100 years.  It truly does taste good to be back!


155 years ago Lewis Hayner opened a small distillery on the banks of the Miami River in Troy, Ohio. Hayner Distilling grew into one of the largest distilleries in Ohio and the largest mail order whiskey business in America. Known for their superior Bourbon and Ryes, Hayner was shipped directly to doorsteps all across America.  Like all distilleries Hayner Distilling closed in 1920 with prohibition.  100 years later, Hayner Distilling has been reborn! From a few surviving bottles we analyzed the original whiskey and working with Bardstown Bourbon Company created a blend complimentary to the original Hayner. 

We know Lewis would be proud as we share Hayner's history with a new generation of bourbon drinkers and once again bottle incredible tasting whiskey near those same river banks.

To honor Hayner Distilling's postal heritage of mailing bottles direct to consumers, we postmark every bottle sold. Our first release and postmark was June 4, 2021, the day the new Hayner Distilling launched. Only 500 bottles were sold with the June 4 postmark and they quickly became collector editions. At our distillery location, we also now offer custom dating, so you can stamp your bottle with a date that's special to you such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary. 

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