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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

One hundred and five years after Prohibition forced the closure of one of the nation's most prolific whiskey producers, two young descendants of its pioneering founder, Charles Nelson, have thrown open the doors to their revived Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in the colorful Marathon village of Nashville, Tennessee. At its high-point in the late 1800s, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery was known the world over, selling close to 380,000 gallons of whiskey annually, more than ten times the production capacity of other known brands. Today, with whiskey in their blood, Nelson brothers Andy and Charlie have launched the second wave of the historic family venture with drinkable spirits of their award-winning line of small-batch Belle Meade Bourbons, known for their spicy high rye content and aged, blended, and bottled to perfection: Classic, Cask Strength Single Barrel, Cask Strength Reserve, the Special Cask Finish series (finished in Sherry, Cognac, and Madeira casks), and the limited edition Craftsman Cask Collection of unique, experimental, cask finished bourbons (finished in Mourvedre and Honey casks, with two more releases set for 2018.) Their Tennessee Whiskey, developed from the original family recipe, can be found un-aged in their Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee White Whiskey, and aged for two years in their Nelson’s First 108 Tennessee Whiskey. 2019 brings the much-anticipated launch of what will be their flagship product, the four-year aged Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey of which the original Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery was best known. Louisa’s Liqueur honors the Nelson’s great-great-great grandmother, and is the first offering of their line of liqueurs. The Nelson's hand crafted products have received honors from Garden & Gun's "Made in the South Awards," Southern Living's "Food Awards," and two Double Gold medal accolades from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Old No. 5 is back!

Guided tours are offered every hour, on the hour - sharing the family history behind Nelson's Green Brier Distillery and details of the art of making whiskey. A complimentary tasting is included with each tour. The distillery gift and bottle shop is packed with gifts, apparel, books, souvenirs, award-winning products as well as rare and special-release items.

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Chas. & W.A. Nelson, Proprietors
1414 Clinton Street, Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615.913.8800