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Belle Meade Bourbon Whiskey Collection
Belle Meade Bourbon Whiskey Collection

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Belle Meade Bourbon Whiskey
Belle Meade Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey
Belle Meade Sherry Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
Belle Meade Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
Belle Meade Madeira Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey

Belle Meade Sour Mash Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mashbill of 64% corn, 30% rye, and 6% malted barley. Once the grains are milled and mashed, they are fermented with two unique strains of yeast. "I think the two yeast strains really work well together to create that balanced flavor," says Andy, "not going too heavy or too light on any single characteristic."

Belle Meade Cask Strength Bourbon is selected through a tasting process in which a team of our staff members scrutinizes samples from a group of barrels age 9 or more years in search of  barrels with a superior flavor profile worthy of being bottled as a Single Barrel. To pass muster the barrel must show the characteristics that are the hallmarks of a superior well-aged Bourbon; balance, depth, and complexity.

Belle Meade Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon is hand-picked by Charlie and Andy from their distillery’s reserve stock, and is aged at least nine years before being finished in Oloroso Sherry casks imported from Spain until the perfect flavor is reached. As a result, the bourbon has an aroma of sherry wine, oak staves and tulips, which leads to a full-bodied palate lush with caramel, cracked corn, raisins and dried figs. The finish is smooth and creamy, with notes plum, vanilla bean and molasses.

Belle Meade Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey We started by seeking the perfect casks for the project because like any other ingredient, the finishing cask must be exceptional in order to achieve exceptional results. The search ended when we found a selection of casks made of French Limousin Oak that had been used for 12 years to age one of the world's premiere Fine Champagne XO Cognacs. One smell of these casks told us that they held truly magnificent potential as finishing barrels for our Bourbon.

Belle Meade Bourbon Finished in Madeira Casks is the third release in our award-winning Special Cask Finish Series. Like its predecessors, careful crafting and patience results in a product that showcases both a taste of America's Native Spirit and the Old World winemaking methods used in Madeira production. To finish this offering we selected casks which were used in the production of Malmsey Madeira. Malmsey is the richest and sweetest tasting of the Madeira styles and is renowned for the depth and complexity of its honeyed flavors. This is a result of the wine being "cooked," fortified, and aged in the time honored traditions of winemaking on the island of Madeira. We filled these casks with a blend of 6- and 9-year-old Bourbons.

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 descendent 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.

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.

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