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Belle Meade Sour Mash Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml Bottle

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Belle Meade
Sour Mash Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Sour Mash Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
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. 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." Following fermentation, the bourbon is distilled and matured in new, American oak casks. Once the bourbon has matured for a minimum of six years (although the average age of the bourbon is closer to seven years), Charlie and Andy hand-select four different barrels to bring to proof and bottle by hand. "We choose each barrel based on how it will mingle with the other three in the batch," says Andy, "and we look to maintain a consistent, robust flavor profile." 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. Belle Meade Bourbon has an aroma of maple syrup, caramel and citrus zest that opens up to notes of creamy vanilla, oak, peaches and spicy rye. The finish, while is smooth and mellow, has hints of dark fruits, including cherries and plums, that are accented by a touch of cinnamon and rye.
Beverage type:
Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
45.2%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
USA
UPC code:
609224885853
Tastes like:
Orange
Blackberry
Sweet
Cinnamon
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About the brand
Belle Meade began in 1807 with a log cabin and 250 acres. Over time, and with the dedication of the Harding and Jackson families and the workers who lived here before and after Emancipation, this site became one of the largest thoroughbred horse farms in the South. We are committed to tell the story. The full story. For our guests, we offer Historic Tours, Food and Wine Pairings, Bourbon Tastings, and Guided Segway Tours. The site also offers outstanding Gift Shops and is the home of The Belle Meade Winery and The Belle Meade Meat & Three. To create innovative and inclusive guest experiences, engaging educational opportunities, and a fulfilling team environment, while preserving the historic relevance of the site for future generations.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Ratings & Reviews (143)
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Joshua Hoque
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citrus front with solid maple and rye zest into a long warm completion
Posted on Jul 19th, 2020
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Celestino Richer
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Warmth flavor vanilla carmel
Posted on Jul 19th, 2020
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Melissa Yi
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much zest yes smooth
Posted on Jul 18th, 2020
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Mariana Fortier
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unforgiving persistent flavor however distinct notes of Carmel and vanilla
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Leslie Webb
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I like this a great deal. seanmom and Raddad brought a jug again from Nashville
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
There are notes of oak, navel oranges, saw dust, and walnuts, with a noticeable heat. Very bright.
Taste
In the mouth neat, I first notice a significant burn and rye spice. The mouthfeel is somewhat harsh and astringent, and that combined with the heat make specific flavors difficult to pull out. Finishes warm and snappy, a bit watery, and the slightest hint of charcoal.
Finish
The finish, while is smooth and mellow, has hints of dark fruits, including cherries and plums, that are accented by a touch of cinnamon and rye.
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