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 of Bourbon, 7 - 11 years old, from our Reserve stock and blend only the best in extremely small batches to create a Whiskey of exceptional character. We then finish this extraordinary blend in Oloroso Sherry casks imported 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.
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
92 Points - Distiller.com
Points Of Difference
A proprietary blend of Bourbon no less than 9 years old
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
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.