Green Brier Distillery Revived after a Century

Yesterday’s Tennessean included a feature on Andy and Charlie Nelson, heirs of Charles Nelson, whose Green Brier Distillery in Robertson County outsold Jack Daniel’s in the late 1800s. It closed in 1909, but the Nelson brothers, after releasing Belle Meade Bourbon last year, have revived one of their grandfather’s stills, combining history with new technology and forensics. The first house-made brand of whiskey is being pulled off the still now and will drip through sugar maple charcoal before being stored in charred white oak barrels.

The new Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is open in Marathon Village, 1414 Clinton Street. Tours and tastings are offered hourly throughout the week.

Bonelaw’s Alcoholic Beverage Law practice provides the licensing the distillery.

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