Tasting Notes

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Nelson Bros. Reserve

Nelson Bros. Reserve Bourbon. Image courtesy Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

Country: USA


Type: Bourbon

Bottler: Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

ABV: 53.9%

Score: 92 Points

This blend of straight Bourbons from Nelson Bros. comes from barrels 7 to 9 years old, and is bottled at a higher strength than the standard Nelson Bros. Classic Bourbon. The nose has notes of caramel, toffee, oak tannins, honey, and vanilla. The taste is thick and oily with a delayed onset of cinnamon bark and touches of lemon zest and black cherries. The finish is long and spicy. (October, 2023)