Belle Meade 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Each bottle of Belle Meade Bourbon is adorned with a vintage label that includes the portrait of two horses whose origins can be traced back to the original Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville. Aged for ten years, this Belle Meade Bourbon boasts an impressive 117.4 proof.
Charles Nelson was born on July 4, 1835, in a small town in the Mecklenburg-Schwerin state of northern Germany. In 1850, his father decided to move the family, which included five other siblings, to the United States for a chance at a better life. During the journey across the Atlantic, John Nelson passed away and Charles — just 15 years old at the time — found himself the breadwinner of the family. After working at several odd jobs throughout the Northeast, Nelson settled in Nashville and opened a grocery store built on the foundation of his three best-selling products: coffee, meat, and whiskey. Demand for Nelson's whiskey soared during Reconstruction such that he shuttered his grocery store and opened up his own distillery. The distillery, commonly known as "Old Number Five" due to the fact that it was given Distillery License #5, became one of the largest in the United States and was the first to produce Belle Meade Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Old Number Five was eventually forced to close its doors during Prohibition, but today, Charlie and Andy Nelson — Charles Nelson's great-great-great grandsons — have taken up the family business once more. Each bottle of Belle Meade Bourbon is adorned with a vintage label that includes the portrait of two horses whose origins can be traced back to the original Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville. The horse on the right, known as Bonnie Scotland, was one of Belle Meade's leading sires and was an ancestor to Man O' War, Seabiscuit, and Secretariat. The horse on the left, who was known as Brown Dick, was the descendant of a horse simply named Whiskey. "He's the reason we removed their names from the label," says Andy, pointing to the horse on the left. Aged for ten years, this bourbon boasts an impressive 117.4 proof (58.7% abv). This single barrel release was hand-selected for bottling. There will be variations among each individual barrel. Pick up your bottle today!
|Proof||117.4 (58.7% ABV) - may vary|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Nelson's Green Brier Distillery|
Notice: *Product images of this bottle are symbolic.
Fruit on the nose with prominent apple notes, toffee and oakiness. The palate is full of fruit, baking spice, vanilla, and just a touch of baking spice and cherry. The finish is full of cherry, spice, and caramel. The finish is long and warming with a depth of complexity.
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