Belle Meade Madeira Cask Finish Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Nelson's Green Brier
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Malmsey Madeira cask finish
  • Alcohol 45.2%
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  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • cherry
  • mint
  • honey
  • zesty
  • floral
  • grape
  • barley

Nelson's Green Brier

Belle Meade Madeira Cask Finish Bourbon (0.75l, 45.2%)
Price $78.98

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Character Goatson
A rich, thick, and award-winning Tennessee Bourbon.

Charles Nelson immigrated from Germany with his family in 1850. His father was washed overboard during the trip and the burden of supporting the family landed squarely on his fifteen-year-old shoulders. He set immediately to work making soap and candles. Then he opened up a store to sell them. Then he expanded the store into a large grocery chain still in operation today. Eventually, he bought-out his Whiskey supplier — the Greenbrier Distillery. Fate and fortune caused that distillery to close in 1909, but Charles Nelson’s great-great-grandsons — Andy and Charlie — re-founded the distillery, producing a range of Bourbons, Tennessee Whiskies, and specialty spirits.

Madeira Cask Finish Bourbon is the third release in Greenbrier’s series of “Special Cask Finish” Bourbons. As the name implies, it is a blend of their high-corn Bourbons — only 30% rye with a dash of barley in the mash — aged between six and nine years. After marrying, the spirit is finished in Malmsey Madeira casks before being bottled at a very respectable 45.2% ABV. This nudges a full and rich complexity of flavors from the wood… which is why this special Bourbon took home the Double Gold (unanimous) at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was awarded 92 points by Distiller.com.

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Malmsey (or Malvasia) is one of the four varieties of Madeira Wine noble grapes. It is the sweetest of the four and also has a relatively high level of acidity. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Nelson's Green Brier
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Malmsey Madeira cask finish
  • Alcohol 45.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark amber. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich florals with toffee and mint. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Luxardo cherries, blood orange zest, wildflower honey, and more toffee delivered with a rich and thick mouth feel. 

Finish
Medium length with grains and dark chocolate ganache.
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  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • cherry
  • mint
  • honey
  • zesty
  • floral
  • grape
  • barley
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Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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