Belle Meade Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon 9 Year
Belle Meade // Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA
Aged 9 years, this offering comes in at a hefty 122.4 proof (61.2% abv). Each barrel for this range was hand-selected for its superior flavor profile. As this is a single barrel offering, there will be variations among each individual barrel. This review is specific to barrel number 356, filled on February 28th, 2006.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A heady bouquet of oak, caramel and vanilla appear initially, with undertones of cereal grains and chocolate. Surprisingly, this whiskey has little alcohol detectable on the nose. The palate is intriguing, with a brief hit of vanilla sweetness before the oak and cinnamon notes come in. This is a very complex whiskey with clover honey balanced by the spice notes and a bit of a black pepper bite. The finish is complex and will hold even the most jaded whiskey drinker's attention. A truly excellent bourbon whiskey. "