Belmont Farm Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey 46% 70cl
Based in Culpeper, Virginia – 75 miles SW of Washington DC - Belmont Farm is owned by Chuck and Jeanette Miller, who set up the distillery in 1988 as one of the very first ‘craft’ distilleries in the US – indeed, Chuck had to work closely with the US Government to change regulations in order to support small-scale distillery operations as previously paperwork was geared towards big corporations.
Moonshining was a key part of the Miller family – Chuck has plenty of stories of being with his grandfather chased by the FBI, and often questioned why they had three dairy tankers but only one cow. In fact, if you’ve ever watched the TV show ‘Moonshiners’, you’ll probably have seen Chuck as he helps the boys with more ‘official’ bottlings.
The 195-acre farmstead means Chuck and his family can grow all the corn, rye, wheat and barley they need for the wide range of bottlings, meaning this is truly a field-to-bottle operation in every sense.Their standard Virginia whiskey – with a mashbill of 51% corn, 24.5 wheat, 24.5% barley – has apple wood staves soaked in the new make spirit before maturing in virgin oak casks. If they didn't add those staves, they would be able to call it a Bourbon whiskey, as otherwise an additive has been involved. So, you guessed it, a batch is made without the apple wood involvement, and hence it can be labelled as Bourbon! I tend to err on the side of the Virginia Whiskey release as personally I prefer that additional hint of apple fruit, but this is still a great Bourbon with a superb balance of soft spice, vanilla and dark fruit.
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