Bourbon+, Vol 1, Num 3, Summer 2019, Young Spirits by Jake Emen

  • Brothers Andy  & Charlie Nelson
  • Their Uncle was “Super Dave Osborn” the comedian stuntman, who died at 76 in January 2019
  • They made “The First 108” made from 108 barrels in 2017 as it marked that many years since the family’s original distillery was shut town by Tennessee’s state Prohibition in 1909
  • Nelsons’s was outselling Jack Daniles 16 to 1 at the end of the 19th century
  • “The 108” was first released after 2 years in 30 gallon barrels, the next one was 4 yers in full size barrels in the summer of 2019
  • Mash bill: 70% Corn, 16% Wheat, 14% Malted Barley
  • They made Belle Meade from sourced whiskey
    • In 2018 the started finishing the Belle Meade in different casks
  • In 2016 beverage conglomerate Constellation Brands took a minority investment, then in May of 2019 they outright purchased Nelson’s.
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