Belle Meade Bourbon
Belle Meade // Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA
Belle Meade is the first release from Nelson's Green Brier after the distillery went silent for Prohibition. Charlie and Andy Nelson discovered the site of their great-great-great grandfather's distillery during a family trip and decided to start up the family business again. The bourbon is made in very small batches, only 4 barrels each, and has a high rye content, based on the original family recipe. The horses on the label are a tribute to the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville (one of them even had a filly named Bourbon Belle.)
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
"Very balanced and smooth, with caramel corn sweetness, orange, vanilla and just the right touch of leather. The percentage of rye makes for a spicy finish, with lots of allspice, pinecone and black pepper. Bit of an astringent tickle, but not mad at it."