Nelson's Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
Prior to prohibition, Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey was the largest selling brand of Tennessee Whiskey in the world. Records show it was sold throughout the United States and was enjoyed across Europe and in parts of Asia.
The brand started in 1860, and by 1885 the distillery was producing more than 2 million bottles a year to keep up with demand. That demand was a result of Charles Nelson’s dedication to creating a whiskey from the finest ingredients in a precise process. He charcoal mellowed his whiskey and was an early adopter of bottling his product rather than selling it by barrel or jug. This attention to detail made Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey one of the best whiskey anyone had ever tasted…until Prohibition shuttered the distillery in 1909.
Fast forward to the 21st century, the legendary whiskey was all but forgotten, save for whiskey historians and some well-weathered artifacts. As such it was no small feat for the triple great grandsons of Charles Nelson to resurrect the original recipe for the worlds largest selling pre-prohibition Tennessee Whiskey. Charles Nelson's 3X great grandsons are proud to resurrect their remarkable family recipe, with the first bottling since 1909.
Painstakingly filtered through a mellowing bed of sugar maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels, it’s easy to taste why Charles Nelson's wheated mash bill recipe and meticulous process set the standard by which all future Tennessee Whiskeys are judged. It’s been well worth the wait.
Corn, Wheat and Malted Barley
Full and warm showing caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and apple
Robust brown sugar, cinnamon roll, caramel apple, and a touch cocoa
Long with lingering flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, Gala apple, and black cherry.
Gold Medal, 2020
San Francisco World Spirits Competition