Nashville May 15, 2019
This Downtown Nashville Distillery Is A Truly Unique Spot To Visit
The family-owned and operated Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery has been regaling the locals with the incredible product since the mid-nineteenth century. Although Tennessee tends to lose its profound whiskey knowledge in the production of Jack Daniel’s over in Lynchburg, this incredible space is located right outside of downtown Nashville, easy to get to, easy to tour. Check it out for yourself!
Green Brier Distillery has quite the historic heritage, having first been founded with a patent purchase by Charles Nelson in 1860. Although the state exploded with distilleries and whiskey-producing wealth seekers, it was Nelson's Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey that proved it had staying power.
Green Brier was actually one of the first distilleries that sold whiskey by the bottle as opposed to by the barrel or jug, and this helped with its distribution significantly, making it a house name across the world.
The distillery became known fondly as, "Old Number Five" since it was the fifth registered distillery in the state as well as a member of the fifth tax district. After Charles' death, it was his wife Louisa who took over the business and made Green Brier the first female-run distillery in Tennessee.
Green Brier has managed to overcome the ravages of time and prohibition to become one of Tennessee's preeminent distilleries. It's still in the family, now run by Andy and Charlie Nelson, two brothers who hail as the great-great-great grandchildren of Charles Nelson. It's a true Tennessee tradition!
Nowadays, you can visit the distillery for yourself in Nashville, Tennessee and hear the story of this great whiskey tradition for yourself. You'll get an entire history on Green Brier, as well as a walk through the production floor where you'll learn about the processes followed by the distillery.
The tour even culminates with a sample tasting!
Green Brier offers consistent tour opportunities, and kindly recommends that you book your tour online before showing up at the distillery. Once you're there, you'll have the chance to take peruse the bottle and gift shop and take a little something home for yourself, too!
Make sure to visit for yourself, either for a tour or special event! You can find Nelson's Green Brier Distillery serving the city all week long. Address: 1414 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN, 37203.
Make sure that you check out the
distillery’s official website for more information as you plan your visit.
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