Flaviar Members get free shipping on qualifying orders.Join the club
Nelson’s Green Brier returns to its roots with an exceptional, multi-Gold Medal winning Tennessee Whiskey.
Charles Nelson immigrated from Germany with his family in 1850. His father was washed overboard during the trip and the burden of supporting the family landed squarely on his fifteen-year-old shoulders. He set immediately to work making soap and candles. Then he opened up a store to sell them. Then he expanded the store into a large grocery chain still in operation today. Eventually, he bought-out his Whiskey supplier — the Green Brier Distillery. Fate and fortune caused that distillery to close in 1909, but Charles Nelson’s great-great-grandsons — Andy and Charlie — re-founded the distillery, producing a range of Bourbons, Tennessee Whiskies, and specialty Spirits.
For many people, the Jack Daniels brand is synonymous with Tennessee Whiskey. But before Prohibition shut them down, the original Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery was the largest producer of Tennessee Whiskey by far. And now they have resurrected this historic Spirit using the original recipe.
Of course, that means Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey uses the traditional Lincoln County Process of filtration through sugar-maple charcoal. They also use the sour mash process to maintain consistent fermentation and flavor. What is a bit different from other Tennessee Whiskies is that the mash bill is wheated, yielding a very smooth dram indeed even at 45.5% ABV. First released in 2019, it already has three prestigious Gold Medals to show for the effort.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is warm and sweet with notes of caramel sauce, baked apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of smoked wood.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is nicely rich with notes of freshly roasted pecan praline, blackberry crumble, more apple and cinnamon, oak tannin, and a twist of pepper.
The finish is long, warm, sweet, and lightly drying with fruit tones.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Nelson's Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.