The Manual Spirit Awards: Belle Meade Bourbon Takes Top Honors

Wow, how cool is this? We couldn’t be more excited, or flattered to be chosen as The Manual’s “Best Bourbon” award. Thanks so much for the love, y’all! Check out the full profile here.

Although 95 percent of all bourbon is made in Kentucky, we found our winner outside the Bluegrass State. Belle Meade Bourbon is produced by Nashville-based Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in an effort to resurrect a brand started by the triple-great-grandfather of the distillery’s founders, Charlie, and Andy Nelson.

Each batch is created from four barrels of high-rye bourbon aged between six and eight years and bottled at 45.2 percent alcohol by volume. Belle Meade Bourbon blends the best caramel, oak, and vanilla flavors of oak aging with the baking spice of a high-rye mash bill for a spirit that stands up to a neat pour or any number of cocktails. It is available primarily in the southeast U.S., with distribution in select other states as well.
— The Manual