When Tennessee enacted a statewide ban on alcohol in 1909, Charles Nelson's Green Brier distillery ceased production and sold their remaining stock of whiskey. A little over 100 years later, Charles' great-great-great-grandsons revived the old brand, built a new distillery, and sourced some fine whiskey to start the new family story. Bottled in batches of just 4 barrels, this little gem contains sweet honey and floral aromas with big rye spice and caramel that explodes on the palate while cherry, plum and cinnamon accent the silky smooth finish. At under $50 bucks, this is a steal, and will quickly become your new mid-week favorite.
Stop us if you've heard this before… A once-proud, now-shuttered family business seeks resurrection - and finds it. In 2006, and at the suggestion of their father Bill, Andy and Charlie Nelson went to visit their ancestral home in Greenbrier, TN, with only a vague knowledge of their great-great-great-Grandfather's once-thriving whiskey business. A small historic registry sign marks the location on Distillery Road where Charles Nelson started and operated the largest Tennessee distillery prior to Prohibition. A local butcher showed the the brothers the spring that fed the distillery its water. A local historian showed them two original bottles of Green Brier whiskey. Soon Andy and Charlie could see their destiny unfurling before them. With little more than a dream of producing a spirit to make their ancestors proud, the brothers set out on a mission to re-establish the family business. Known for its bold character and smooth finish, the whiskey itself was the stuff of legend: In 1885, it outsold Jack Daniel's nationwide by a factor of 16. The brothers did extensive recipe research and believe they have come up with a close approximation to the original - and today it is likely one of the only wheated whiskeys made in Tennessee. In 2014 they opened a beautiful distillery in Nashville to recreate the spirit of their forefathers. As their new stocks of whiskey age, they have hand-selected and sourced barrels to create blends that would make all of their ancestors proud.