Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in XO Cognac Cask is production process starts with distillery seeking the perfect casks for the project because like any other ingredient, the finishing cask must be exceptional in order to achieve exceptional results. They use casks made of French Limousin Oak that have been used for 12 years to age one of the world's premiere Fine Champagne XO Cognacs. One smell of these casks tells you that they hold truly magnificent potential as finishing barrels.
They then fill the casks with a blend of Bourbons ranging in age from 6-9 years to coax the best results from the casks. The younger barrels pair with the spice and fruit characteristics of the cask while the rich depth and complexity of the older barrels play perfectly with the soft, luxurious flavors of the well-aged Cognac that once inhabited the French oak.
Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in XO Cognac Cask is the perfect way to wind down the day when sipped neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks.
A proprietary blend of barrels ranging from 6-9 years old.
The blend is then rested to finish in XO Cognac that were used for 12 years.
High Rye Content (30%)
Nose: Crème brûlée, red apple and a touch of cinnamon.
Palate: Vanilla, caramel, dried orange, baking spices and a soft alluring medium bodied mouth feel.
Finish: Long finish mimicking the palate with notes of toasted cedar and hints of allspice.