A quick stop from downtown Nashville to Marathon Village takes visitors back in time as they step foot inside Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Digging into the past didn’t turn up skeletons and scandals for brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson; more like sour mash and stills. After discovering their triple great grandfather was one of the most successful whiskey distillers in pre-prohibition America, the brothers vowed to revive the since-forgotten family business.
If you’re into stories about sunken ships and lost gold, a woman running a distillery before women could vote and the rebirth of a business after 100 years, you’ll be sucked into the guided tour and tasting experiences offered at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Sample the spirit based on the recipe for Tennessee’s oldest whiskey, two modern-day, high-rye bourbons and finish your tasting with a decadent caramel pecan liqueur.
Commemorate your visit with a peek in the mercantile shop where spirits, apparel, and barware are available for purchase.
Our weekend experiences, Friday through Sunday, often sell out. We suggest booking online in advance to reserve your tour on those days. Tastings booked online must be done at least 15 minutes prior to tour start. If a tasting shows to be completely booked, please call to inquire about availability. We will always try to accommodate walk-in business if possible.
A valid ID is required for all tastings.
Dine at the Distillery
We offer lunch from 11am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday and brunch on Sunday from 10am-3pm
On our menu you'll find food that offers an elevated yet comfortable approach to gastro distillery with a southern flair, specialty cocktails, and our award-winning whiskey.
*Tour not included.
Christmas Eve: 11am-4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 11am-4pm
New Year's Day: Closed
Sunday - Thursday 11am-6pm Friday and Saturday 11am-7pm
The Distillery Tour of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee takes you through the past, present and future of this storied distillery. It starts with a journey through the generations of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery history, followed by a walk-through of the production floor and finished by a premium tasting of four seasonal offerings.
Duration: 45 minutes to an hour
Please keep Nashville traffic in mind and arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour start time to get checked in.
The last tour of the day begins at 5pm Sunday-Thursday and 6pm Friday-Saturday.
Last call at the bar is 1 hour before the mercantile closes. Tastings can be purchased up
until 30 minutes before the mercantile closes.
Adults 21+: $25
Non-Drinkers and Guests under 21: $20
Military & First Responder w/ ID: $20
If you are interested in booking a tour for 12+ people, please fill out the form here and someone will be in touch.
WEDNESDAY HAPPY HOUR
MAKE YOUR MIDWEEK MEMORABLE
11:00am - 5:00pm
$5 OLD FASHIONED
$10 COLD FASHIONED
$8 BEER + SHOT
Plan a visit to the Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Mercantile Shop for unique gifts, limited-release spirits and more.
Open to the Public:
Sunday - Thursday: 11am-6pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm
Hours subject to change based on availability and business needs.
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In addition to our daily Distillery Tours, we offer a variety of Premium Experiences throughout each month that allow our guests to dive deeper into the world of craft distilling and the art of cocktails and mixology. As each experience has been curated by our expert mixologists and are offered just a few times each month.
Additionally, we offer this as a private experience. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com.