Belle Meade Single Barrel Bourbon is a rarity which is available at our distillery gift shop and select retailers nationally. The barrels are selected through a tasting process in which a team of our staff members scrutinizes samples from a group of barrels aged at least 9 years. To pass muster the barrel must show the characteristics that are the hallmarks of a superior well-aged Bourbon; balance, depth, and complexity.
The few barrels that make the grade are then set aside to be bottled at true cask strength. We do not cut our Single Barrel Bourbon to proof and it’s never chill-filtered. It is bottled just as it was sampled in the approval process and that means the proof of every bottling is different. That’s why every single bottle has the barrel number, proof, and the barrel’s original fill date written on the front label.
This high proof and ample maturation means that Belle Meade Single Barrel Bourbon always has a bold flavor that is best appreciated neat, with a splash of water, on the rocks, or in a well-made cocktail. However you choose to enjoy Belle Meade Single Barrel Bourbon, rest assured that you are drinking as true a representation of pure Bourbon as one can possibly get without drinking straight from the barrel.
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Note: We've never entered a Single Barrel into a competition. Judging from the results of the rest of the line we're sure you'll hear about it if we do. Until then, you be the judge. Cheers!
Points Of Difference
- High-rye content
- Never cut to proof and bottled at true Cask Strength
- Comes from one exceptionally flavorful barrel
- A minimum 9 years of aging
- Never chill-filtered to retain maximum flavor
Every barrel of whiskey is different, an adventure all its own. That's the beauty of a single barrel whiskey.