Belle Meade Bourbon 750ml
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We at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery are proud to kickoff our resurrection with the release of Belle Meade™ Bourbon! Originally produced by Charles Nelson in conjunction with Sperry, Wade & Co., Belle Meade™ Bourbon is a brand that dates back to the American pre-Prohibition era. Known for its bold character and smooth finish, Charles Nelson bottled and sold Belle Meade™ Bourbon in his day and we, his great-great-great grandsons, are doing the same today. We have hand-selected barrels to create this unique family blend and have come up with something that would make our ancestors proud.
The horses on the front label have a history that goes back to the days of the famous Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tenn. The horse on the right-hand side of the label is Bonnie Scotland, one of Belle Meades leading sires. Some ofBonnie Scotlands descendants include War Admiral, Man O War, Seabiscuit and Secretariat, along with most of the horses that run in the Kentucky Derby today. Appropriately enough, one of Bonnie Scotlands fillies was namedBourbon Belle. The horse on the left-hand side of the label is Brown Dick, whose great-great grand sire was simply named Whiskey.
Points of Difference
High Rye Content
90.4 proof is the ideal sweet spot for depth of character
Small batch 4 hand-selected barrels per batch
Nose: Maple syrup and caramel with floral fragrances and a citrus zest
Palate: Caramel and vanilla with bold rye spice and hints of apricot
Finish: Long, smooth finish with mellow cherry and plum notes accented by cinnamon, all without the burn found in other 90 proof bourbons
\"Bourbon\" Whiskey is a whiskey made predominately in Kentucky and must have more than 51% malted corn with malted barley to be distinguished as Boubon. There are two distinctive styles of Bourbon made; sweet and sour mash. Sweet mash is fermented over a couple of days while sour mash is fermented longer to eliminate sugar in the grain.