Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in XO Cognac Cask™ is the result of painstaking attention to detail to create a product of unmistakable quality and character. We start by seeking the perfect casks for the project because like any other ingredient, the finishing cask must be exceptional in order to achieve exceptional results. We use casks made of French Limousin Oak that have been 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 truly magnificent potential as finishing barrels. We then fill the casks with a blend of Bourbons ranging in age from 6-9 years to coax the best results from the casks. The younger barrels pair with the spice and fruit characteristics of the cask while the rich depth and complexity of the older barrels play perfectly with the soft, luxurious flavors of the well-aged Cognac that once inhabited the French oak. Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in XO Cognac Cask is the perfect way to wind down the day when sipped neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks.