Bourbon & Banter Reviews Belle Meade Single Barrel
"This is a bottle I will always try to have open on my bar and juice that will be shared with guests who enjoy a quality product. If higher proof or second tier prices make you hesitant, then look for a pour at your local watering hole. Either way, give it a try. I know we all have different palates and profile ranges, but I think you will find it a superb dram." READ MORE
NOSE: Fruit forward with a noticeable scent of apple | Soft buttery toffee | Hint of oak coming in at the end
TASTE: Dark fruit | Vanilla | Baking spices (hint of cinnamon) | Touch of cherry
FINISH: The mouth has an initial soft coating that gives way to a peppery spice with lovely notes of cherry and caramel. The finish is long and complex with a solid Kentucky Hug. After a splash of water, a smooth butterscotch appears with a light astringent coating that lingers until the next sip.
SHARE WITH: Anyone looking for a very solid pour. When drinking with experienced bourbon imbibers, enjoying an initial pour neat is the way to go; however, due to the higher proof, you may want to add a rock or a splash of water when sharing with a more inexperienced consumer of brown water.