Belle Meade Sherry Cask Quick Stats:
Spirit: Belle Meade Sherry Cask
Distiller: Belle Meade
Aged: 9 years
About The Distillery:
Belle Meade Bourbon was one of about 30 different labels that Charles Nelson produced in the late 1800’s. It differed from most of his other products in that it was produced in conjunction with a third party, Sperry Wade & Company of Nashville, TN. Sperry Wade & Company contracted Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery to sell bourbon, rye, corn, & Tennessee whiskies bearing the Belle Meade brand. Belle Meade Bourbon was the toast of the town when it hit the market in 1878 and became known as a great value and top quality product.
About The Bottle:
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.al release. Let’s give it a taste and see what it has to offer. 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.
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Notes & Review
Nose: Sweet and smooth. Oak, fruit, florals.
Palate: Rich and oily. Fruity oak, caramel and pepper/bold spice on the end.
Finish: Lingerer. Spicy and sweet with chocolatey fruit.
If you’ve had a Belle Meade product before, you know they make solid whiskey. You can’t go wrong with even their base model bourbon. The cask finishes they’ve introduced just adds more deliciousness to their already great bourbon.
The nose is sweet and deep. Fruity aromas waft off riding on a flowery oak. Well balanced and easy to nose at a cool 90.4 proof.
The palate is pretty much laid out for you in the nose with a little surprise. Not too complex but it is hearty and rich. You’ll get hit with all the notes quite rapidly while coating your mouth with its oily viscosity. Again, those fruit oak and flowery notes come out and are tailed by a spiced caramel.
It’s oily so it is definitely a lingerer on the finish. The final notes of the palate hang out for a while on this one. The spice and sweetness maintain their foothold for the majority of the duration with fruit and the slightest hint of chocolate popping in at the end.
Belle Meade’s cask finishes are a must to AT LEAST try if you’re interested in sampling something with a cask finish. The sherry is a fall seasonal release and should be coming up soon here so check your local stores if you want to grab yourself a bottle. At MSRP it is one of the best sherry cask releases on the market.