Located just two miles from Broadway in the heart of Nashville, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is reviving the past with Tennessee’s original whiskey. Today, with the inspiration of a revered family legacy, brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson have relaunched the historic Tennessee business, proudly welcoming the public into their modern-industrial distillery space, and offering tastes of their award-winning whiskies! The tour at Green Brier takes you through the past, present and future of this historical distillery. It starts with a journey through the history of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, followed by a walk-through of the production floor, sharing the process that goes into making the various products. The Tasting Room is the final destination on the tour, and where customers will enjoy samples of several products. During the tasting, a tour guide will explain the makeup of each sample and lead guest through the experience. Upon completion, guests will be be able to visit the gift shop, where Nelson’s Green Brier spirits, apparel, glassware, barrel art, and sweets are available for purchase.
The history behind Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is what sets us apart from other distilleries. Charles Nelson was producing and selling nearly two million bottles of whiskey annually in 1885, making him the largest producer of Tennessee Whiskey in the world before prohibition. Today, we honor the past while embracing the future. On July 1st, 2017, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery launched the original recipe in the form of Nelson’s First 108. Available only in the gift shop, this 2-year aged product is made according to Charles Nelson’s original Tennessee Whiskey from before Prohibition. A blend of corn, wheat, and malted barley, Nelson’s First 108 is filtered through charcoal and aged in charred white oak barrels.
The distillery is located in Marathon village, which is full of unique shopping and additional tasting opportunities. Grinders Switch Winery and Corsair Brewstillery both have locations on Clinton Street, where guests can test some of their offerings as well. Germantown is about one mile to the east of Marathon Village, and offers many different culinary options — many of which serve locally-sourced eats and drinks, such as Belle Meade Bourbon! Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery recommends visiting: Bang Candy Company, Grinders Switch Winery, Butchertown Hall, Rolf and Daughters, Steadfast Coffee, 5th and Taylor and Cochon Butcher.
START YOUR ADVENTURE NOW. VISIT THE DISTILLERY AT:
1414 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203
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DISTILLERY & TOUR HOURS:
Monday – Saturday 11am-7pm
Tours are offered on the half-hour, Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Saturday, tours run from 11am to 6pm
Sunday, tours run from 11am to 5pm
(alcohol only available for purchase after 12pm on Sunday)
The tour is approximately 40 minutes. Tour groups allowed up to 30 people.
Private tours are offered on half-hour slots (11:30, 12:30, etc) and can be booked online.