- Brand: Nelson's Greenbrier
- ABV: 45.5%
Nelson's Greenbrier is the distillery behind the Belle Meade brand (which is MGP that they age themselves). However, they do have a whiskey that is distilled in-house. They simply call it Tennessee whiskey (it is sour mash and charcoal filtered). It is bottled at 45.5% abv and aged for "a minimum of two years." Let's see how their own product holds up. Neat in a Glencairn.
Nose: A nice, straightforward nose of vanilla and corn, followed by nuts, a faint pickle note and sourdough bread. Quite oaky as well which surprises me.
Palate: Very nice young whiskey here. It has all the basics and does them well. Lots of sweet corn and vanilla up front and center, followed by some bready notes of sourdough, nutmeg, and caramel. Again, a faint pickle note helps cut the sweetness and adds balance. The body is light and this is quite easy to drink.
Finish: An interesting mix of Nutella, oak, sourdough bread and pickle round things off.
Overall: This is a very enjoyable whiskey and easy to drink. It does the basics well and is balanced. At only $29.99, it is priced below what a lot of "craft" whiskey is these days (including some of their Belle Meade labels oddly enough). Will re-purchase and would recommend.