Belle Meade Sherry Finish

Belle Meade Sherry

Price: $75 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MGP / Belle Meade

Region: America

45.2% ABV

Mashbill: 64% corn, 30% rye, 6% barley

Aged For: 9 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, finished in Oloroso sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Musty fruit, vanilla, cherries, the syrup that comes from canned peaches, cola

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body

Palate/Taste: Cherries, butter, coffee, vanilla, grape jelly, oak.

Finish: Shorter in length and light warmth. Fruit cocktail, cherry soda, oak, and caramel

Thoughts: The sherry cask for me dominated the bourbon, I wanted more spicy MGP notes and a bit more dryness on the palate. I didn’t get any of the herbal notes from the MGP rye in the mash either.

Score: 75 out of 100

 

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