A second life for Belle Meade Bourbon
Green Brier Distillery reborn
In 1880, the distillery created 30 types of bourbon thanks to businessman Charles Nelson. Unfortunately, with the ban taking effect in 1909 in Tennessee, Nelson State, the distillery ceased operations.
Luckily, a century later, Nelson’s great-great-great-grandson discovered that the distillery site became a landmark in the state of Tennessee.
The family then decided to continue Nelson’s legacy, thanks to the reopening of the distillery. Today they produce about ten award-winning bourbon and whiskeys. The ranges include Madeira finished bourbon, XO Cognac and Oloroso barrels.
The finest of the distillery is however the Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve. This edition mixes seven small barrels to produce this limited edition. It is bottled at 110 proof and has a strong body, with rich notes of vanilla, caramel and stone fruits. It is in the tenth position of Whisky Advocate “Top Ten Whiskies of 2018”.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.