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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

What’s old in Nashville is new again! 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 and greet the public into the lofty industrial building that captures the handsome purposeful essence of the space with drinkable spirits of their award winning small-batch Belle Meade Bourbon, limited edition Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish, Belle Meade Bourbon Cognac Cask Finish, Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish, and Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee White Whiskey developed from the original family recipe. 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