Special Cask Finish Series

 

 

 

 
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Belle Meade Sherry Cask Finish

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Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish, our first release in the Special Cask Finish Series, represents the best of both old and new world whiskey making techniques as it's America's native spirit, Bourbon, that we have blended and finished like a fine Scotch.

We sample and select barrels from our Reserve stock and blend only the best in extremely small batches to create a Bourbon of exceptional character. We then finish this extraordinary blend of 9+ year-old Bourbon in Oloroso Sherry casks from Spain until perfection is achieved.

The final results are, to say the least, remarkable. Rich, intricate, and balanced, this Bourbon is one for the ages. There has never been a Bourbon like it and there will likely never be another.

AWARDS

Winner: Double Gold Medal and Best Special Barrel Finish Bourbon, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"The Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These are among the finest products in the world."
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Winner of the Special Barrel Finish, the Sherry Cask-finish bourbon was a game changer for me, and it showed how exciting these barrel finish programs can be.
— Fred Minnick, Author and Judge, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Points Of Difference

  • A proprietary blend of 9 year-old Bourbon
  • Rested in used Oloroso Sherry casks to finish
  • High-rye content (30% rye)
  • 90.4 proof is the ideal sweet spot for depth of character
  • Never chill-filtered to retain maximum flavor

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Sweet full notes of dried fruits mingle with caramel and floral notes.
  • Palate: Dark, rich dried stone fruits follow by caramel, and Rye spice.
  • Finish: Long and lingering, with touches of nuts, vanilla bread pudding, and spiced cocoa.
 
 
 
 
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Cognac Cask Finished Belle Meade Bourbon

Belle Meade Bourbon Cognac Cask Finish ™ is the result of painstaking attention to detail to create a product of unmistakable quality and character. 

We start by seeking the perfect casks for the project because like any other ingredient, the finishing cask must be exceptional in order to achieve exceptional results. We use casks made of French Limousin Oak that have been used for 12 years to age one of the world's premiere Fine Champagne XO Cognacs. One smell of these casks tells you that they hold truly magnificent potential as finishing barrels.

We then fill the casks with a blend of Bourbons ranging in age from 6-9 years to coax the best results from the casks. The younger barrels pair with the spice and fruit characteristics of the cask while the rich depth and complexity of the older barrels play perfectly with the soft, luxurious flavors of the well-aged Cognac that once inhabited the French oak.

Belle Meade Bourbon Cognac Cask Finish is the perfect way to wind down the day when sipped neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks.

AWARDS

Winner: Gold Medal 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type."
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Points Of Difference

  • A proprietary blend of barrels ranging from 6-9 years old. 
  • The blend is then rested to finish in XO Cognac that were used for 12 years.
  • High Rye Content (30%)
  • Non-chill filtered
  • 90.4 Proof

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Crème brûlée, red apple and a touch of cinnamon. 
  • Palate: Vanilla, caramel, dried orange, baking spices and a soft alluring medium bodied mouth feel.
  • Finish: Long finish mimicking the palate with notes of toasted cedar and hints of allspice.
 
 
 
 
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Belle Meade Madeira Cask Finish

Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in Madeira Casks
 
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Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish is the third release in our award-winning Special Cask Finish Series. Careful crafting and patience results in a product that showcases both a taste of America's Native Spirit and the Old World winemaking methods used in Madeira production.  

To finish this offering we select casks which were used in the production of Malmsey Madeira. Malmsey is the richest and sweetest tasting of the Madeira styles and is renowned for the depth and complexity of its honeyed flavors. This is a result of the wine being "cooked," fortified, and aged in the time honored traditions of wine making on the island of Madeira. 

We fill these casks with a blend of 6- and 9-year-old Bourbons. The robust flavors from the casks pair well with the spicy high rye content of the Bourbon and create a striking profile unlike any other whiskey in the world.

Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish has been cut to 90.4 proof and, as with all of our products, is never chill-filtered. The result is a Bourbon of particular distinction and uncommon character. Have it neat, with a splash, over a sphere of ice, or create a distinguished twist on your favorite whiskey-based classic cocktail. However you drink it, you'll know you are enjoying a rare spirit made for the discerning whiskey drinker. 

AWARDS

Winner: Double Gold Medal 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"The Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These are among the finest products in the world."
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Points Of Difference

  • A proprietary blend of barrels ranging from 6-9 years old. 
  • The blend is then rested to finish in Malmsey Madeira Casks.
  • High Rye Content (30%)
  • Non-chill filtered
  • 90.4 Proof

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Floral, with vanilla and hints of toffee.
  • Palate: Dark Wildflower honey, vanilla, ripe persimmon, dried black cherry, caramelized sugar and baking spices and a soft, velvety mouth feel. 
  • Finish: Lengthy finish mimicking the palate with a touch of malt and chocolate.