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Tennessee whiskey makers Charlie and Andy Nelson—preserving the family’s 150-year legacy

owners Andy and Charlie at Green Brier Distillery
Green Brier Distillery

 Charlie and Andy Nelson could easily serve as poster-children of the new generation of young Tennessee entrepreneurs who have a vision and act on it, in spite of obstacles and naysayers.

By pure happenstance the Nelson brothers stumbled upon a historical marker in the rural Tennessee village of Green Brier that transformed their lives.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports for the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Come along and join Andy and Charles and discover the incredible story of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville and its roots that date back more than 150 years in Tennessee history.   

Andy Nelson at Greenbrier Distillery
Credit Thomas Wilmer
Andy Nelson--with his great-great-great grandfather looking over his shoulder

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Credit Andy Nelson
Nelson's Green Brier Whiskey logo
Credit Andy Nelson
Nelson Brothers' Belle Meade Bourbon label

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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