Belle Meade Bourbon Cognac Cask Finish
Belle Meade // (bottled in) Tennessee, USA
Released in mid-2016, this expression from Nelson's GreenBrier distillery takes sourced high-rye bourbon (30%) aged 6-9 years and blends that together. They then finish that blend in French Limousin oak barrels which once held Cognac XO Fine Champagne for up to 12 years. The bourbon is non-chill filtered and is bottled at 90.4 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typefinished in ex-Cognac cask
"Find rye spice and oak on the nose, with minty and medicinal notes along with brown sugar. Soft entry to the palate it soon opens up big, with vanilla, cloves and nutmeg, and a bit of a sharp, astringent side. Finish is rich, hearty, and long, offering warming notes with a distinct Cognac influence. Let this one open up for a few minutes in the glass, or drop in some water."