Review #514 | /r/Bourbon Review #295 – Belle Meade 10yr Single Barrel, Craft Brewed Pick
The Schtick: This is a 10 year old single barrel from Belle Meade. It was a pick done through Craft Brewed. Belle Meade is bourbon sourced from MGP by the Green Brier distillery in Nashville, TN. This is bottled at cask strength.
Distiller: MGP/LDI (Indiana)
Bottler: Green Brier Distillery (Tennessee)
ABV: 51.4% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Definitely MGP – brown sugar, maple and tobacco. There’s some faint cracked pepper and a nice cocoa note also.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, very little heat though. Sweet honey, orange zest, caramel and clove.
Finish: Medium and spicy. Lots of clove, allspice and tobacco.
Overall: This was good and I enjoyed it but it was really striking how much the palate and finish reminded me of WT distillate. This isn’t a bad thing, though, and the sample was quite enjoyable.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect