Belle Meade Bourbon Honey Cask Finish
Belle Meade // (bottled in) Tennessee, USA
Honey Cask Finish is the second member of the Craftsman Cask Collection from Nelson's Green Brier. Their standard Belle Meade Bourbon was finished for several months in two casks which held natural honey from artisan producers TruBee Honey in Tennessee. The limited distillery-only release included 300 bottles, proofed at either 113.6 or 105.9 depending on the cask.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in a honey barrel
"The nose offers brown sugar, vanilla, hay and char, with more of a floral influence than honey—wild flowers in bloom and rosebuds. The palate starts a bit hot, and the honey hits here immediately while also offering a mouth-coating viscosity, with flavor notes of oak, cherry pie, crème brûlée, and burnt orange peel. The finish stays on a dessert track with Luxardo cherries, along with spearmint, black pepper, leather, and baking spices. "