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Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in XO Cognac Cask Whiskey results from meticulous attention to detail to create a product of unmistakable quality and character. They start by seeking the perfect casks for the project because, like any other ingredient, the finishing cask must be exceptional to achieve exceptional results.
They use casks made of French Limousin Oak 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 genuinely magnificent potential as finishing barrels. They then fill the casks with a blend of well-aged Bourbons to coax the casks' best results. The combination they select brings out the cask's spice and fruit characteristics while bringing rich depth and complexity, which plays perfectly with the soft, luxurious flavors of the well-aged Cognac flavors embedded in the French oak.
The nose offers creme brulee, red apple, and a touch of cinnamon. The palate has vanilla, caramel, dried orange, baking spices, and a soft alluring medium-bodied mouthfeel. The long finish is mimicking the palate with notes of toasted cedar and hints of allspice. Belle Meade XO Bourbon has bottled at 45.2% alcohol by volume. It is the perfect way to wind down the day when sipped neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks. Enjoy!