FORBES: The South's Newest (and Oldest) Wins a Double Gold Medal

The South’s newest best bourbon, Belle Meade Bourbon from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, has a history that dates back to the days long before Prohibition. In fact, Belle Meade Bourbon was the most widely distributed brand and certainly one of the most popular (selling close to two million bottles a year) and, owner/distiller Charles Nelson has been credited with developing the concept of Tennessee Whiskey. Prohibition became the distillery’s death knell until, over a century later, two young Nelson descendants, Charles and Andy, decided to undertake the enormous task of reviving the brand. It has indeed been a stunning rebirth as Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery was recently awarded the highest medal rating of a Double Gold from the San Francisco Chronicle World Spirits competition for their Belle Meade Bourbon and their Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish.  READ MORE