Thu, Aug 31|
Elm City Social
Nelson's Green Brier @ ELM CITY SOCIAL 2023
Join this seminar at Elm City Social with Christen LaRochelle, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Portfolio Manager, for a deep dive into the core Tennessee whiskey, two bourbons, as well as a chance to taste limited items not available for purchase.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Elm City Social, 266 College St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
About the event
Thursday, August 31st, 2023, 6:00pm - Elm City Social Hosts Nelson's Green Brier
Nelson Green Brier Seminar 2023 In 1885 Greenbrier Whiskey was in such high demand that from coast to coast and throughout Europe Charles Nelson sold 2 million bottles of Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey. This reach of distribution was possible in part because Charles was one of the first to sell whiskey in bottles rather than selling it by the jug or the barrel. The distillery, which was commonly known as “Old Number Five” since it was registered distillery number five in the United States. By introducing the category of Tennessee Whiskey to the world and offering a superior product, Charles Nelson had indeed become a household name until his passing in 1891 when his wife Louisa assumed control of the business. In 1909, statewide Prohibition forced Louisa to discontinue operations and Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery closed its doors leaving the property to be sold and the once great distillery was forgotten, dismantled and fell into disrepair until brothers Charlie and Andy Nelson discovered their family heritage, and set out to resurrect Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Founded by their great-great-great grandfather Charles Nelson, the brothers embarked on a grand journey—not just to make and sell whiskey—but to rebuild a business that helped bring the term Tennessee Whiskey to America and Europe. Join this seminar at Elm City Social with Christen LaRochelle, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Portfolio Manager, for a deep dive into the core Tennessee whiskey, two bourbons, as well as a chance to taste limited items not available for purchase.
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