Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish showcases both a taste of America's Native Spirit and the Old World wine-making methods used in Madeira production.
To finish this offering distillery selects casks which were used in the production of Malmsey Madeira. Malmsey is the richest and sweetest tasting of the Madeira styles and is renowned for the depth and complexity of its honeyed flavors. This is a result of the wine being "cooked," fortified, and aged in the time-honored traditions of winemaking on the island of Madeira.
Distillery fills these casks with a blend of 6- and 9-year-old Bourbons. The robust flavors from the casks pair well with the spicy high rye content of the Bourbon and create a striking profile unlike any other whiskey in the world.
Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish has been cut to 90.4 proof and, as with all of their products, is never chill-filtered. The result is a Bourbon of particular distinction and uncommon character. Have it neat, with a splash, over a sphere of ice, or create a distinguished twist on your favorite whiskey-based classic cocktail. However you drink it, you'll know you are enjoying a rare spirit made for the discerning whiskey drinker.
A proprietary blend of barrels ranging from 6-9 years old.
The blend is then rested to finish in Malmsey Madeira Casks.
High Rye Content (30%)
Nose: Floral, with vanilla and hints of toffee.
Palate: Dark Wildflower honey, vanilla, ripe persimmon, dried black cherry, caramelized sugar, and baking spices and a soft, velvety mouthfeel.
Finish: Lengthy finish mimicking the palate with a touch of malt and chocolate.