Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish


Belle Meade // Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA

  1. dubz480

    4.25 out of 5 stars
    So what makes a great finished Whiskey? In my opinion the biggest factor is that the Whiskey must drive the experience and the finishing simply enhances it. Too often with cask finished Whiskey the finishing overpowers the Whiskey itself. Here we have an MGP Bourbon blend between 9-11 yrs old that's finished in first fill Oloroso Sherry Casks sourced from Spain. Finishing time is at least 3 months. So how does it taste? Let's dive in... Upon entry it's rich, viscous and a touch oily.... Raisins, cherries and tobacco lead with some clove in the background.... Oak starts to present itself with vanilla and allspice... Cocoa and array of baking spices on the long finish with more oak and some dried red fruits. Just lovely. From first sip thru the finish you know you are drinking a well aged MGP Bourbon... The DNA is all there.... The Sherry finishing just add wonderful fruits and added depth... All in all this is an excellent example of a well executed finished Bourbon. Probably the best Sherry or Port finished Bourbon on the market for under $100. Cheers All!
    64.0 USD per Bottle
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  2. buckybuck09

    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Heaven in a glass. That's it. Just pure bourbon brown sugar goodness.
  3. Ctrexman

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Final entrant in the cask finish BM. Cognac and Madeira were both 6-9yr blends. This guy is only 9-10 so age stated 9yr. I don't know if its the extra 3 years or the sherry finish but DAMN this is easily better than the others and I really liked the Madeira. This has a refinement and richness along the lines of high end scotch. The easy smoothness of the deep dense flavors set it apart. Poured neat, nose is succulent fruits, light maple and salted caramel with some nuts and oak. The rye is present but in check as well as ethanol . Palate is scrumptious with dark fruit, maple fudge, melted toffee, oak, butter and rye spice all tied together with a cohesiveness you have to taste to understand. This is bourbon for scotch lovers. Tastes more like it was sourced from Glendronach rather than MGP. Finish is long with the palate ringing true without going dry or bitter. Sweet toffee, some cigar leaf and buttery oak for miles. The overall experience is quite impressive. Really no discussion whether to purchase full bottle at price(70-80$). I will have this as BM is a unique profile on its own and well worth the base offering. This sherry finish 9yr takes it to another level and is elite imo......98/100... Easy recommend and purchase despite lower proof...That's another thing most of my top bourbons are high proof bruisers this one here doesn't need that to deliver the goods.
    75.0 USD per Bottle
  4. lenioja

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Can really taste the wine cask. Smooth and very enjoyable.
  5. yelojaket

    3.75 out of 5 stars
  6. bkirk007

    3.25 out of 5 stars
  7. Overland

    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Well rounded, very sweet sherry notes but the finish leaves a bit to be desired. Not sure if the $70 price point is worth it
    70.0 USD per Bottle
  8. LL

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Batch 17-05, bottle 972 Pick up wood on the nose primarily. Lower on the proof side however has a subtle warm finish. Pick up citrus in the flavor profile.
  9. potoooooooo

    4.5 out of 5 stars
  10. gGg45

    4.0 out of 5 stars
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