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.

1414 Clinton St
Nashville, TN, 37203

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.

Distillery Tours

Available Daily
Sunday - Thursday 11am-5pm
Friday - Saturday 11am-6pm

Tours begin on the hour and half hour.  

The Distillery Tour of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee takes you through this storied distillery's past, present, and future. 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 finishes with 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.

Adults 21+: $25
Non-Drinkers and Guests ages10-20: $20
Military & First Responder w/ ID: $20

If you are interested in booking a tour for 16+ people, please fill out the form here and someone will be in touch.

Premium Experiences

The Nelson’s Green Brier elevated tasting is perfect for those interested in diving deeper into all things whiskey. This experience is led by one of our certified Bourbon Stewards and whiskey experts. It begins with a detailed walkthrough of our production facility and a guided tasting of our cask series products. This experience will concentrate on furthering your whiskey education through a mix of sensory analysis featuring our in-house sensory kits, history, and group discussion.  It will end with an exclusive pour and a special gift to take home. 

This experience is available at 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Additionally, we offer this as a private experience. If you are interested, please fill out our Events Request Form.

Exclusive Cocktail Classes and Whiskey Pairings

In addition to our Distillery Tours and Premium Experiences, we offer a variety of intimate cocktail classes and whiskey pairings that allow our guests to dive deeper into the world of craft distilling and the art of cocktails. Each offering has been curated by our expert mixologists, Bourbon Stewards, and culinary team and is available just a few times throughout the year.  

Additionally, we offer this as a private experience. If you are interested, please fill out our Events Request Form


Every Wednesday
11:00am - 5:00pm

$5 Old Fashioned
$10 Cold Fashioned
$8 Beer + Shot

The Mercantile

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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