Belle Meade Straight Bourbon


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Distillery: Undisclosed distillery(ies) in Indiana

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 90.4

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed (Company states 30% rye)

Color: Golden Oak

MSRP: $45 (2022)

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Charred oak | Rye spice | Light baking spice | Baked pie crust | Cherry pie | Light yet inviting scents


Light rye spice | Vanilla bean | Oak | Leather | Light grain | White peppercorn | Berried jam | Spicy with a touch of sweet


Gentle rye spice | Dark fruits | Dry oak | Muted vanilla | Mellow heat lingers


Belle Meade Bourbon is produced by Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery out of Nashville Tennessee. The bourbon is a pre-Prohibition brand originally produced by the Charles Nelson Distillery before it was shut down during Prohibition. Nelson’s great-great-great-grandsons revived the brand and began rebottling it in 2013. While the company currently distills at their Nashville location, Belle Meade Bourbon is sourced from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The company states that Belle Meade Bourbon uses “a proprietary blend of differing mash bills and yeast strains'' and “is a high rye blend of barrels averaging in age from 6-8 years.”

The rye content of the blend is evident as spicy notes are present throughout the sip. These are intertwined with just enough sweet notes throughout to give the sip a hint of interest. While the bourbon leaves you wanting just a bit more from the flavors, those that are present are pleasant enough, and are never out of sync with each other. A really enjoyable sipper and one I could easily see being integrated into a nice cocktail.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

March 7, 2022
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