Sure the Nashville Whiskey Society enjoys tasting whiskey but the men behind the society are doing a whole lot more for Music City.
If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Nashville Whiskey Society is a “social society committed to the education and appreciation of American whiskey and the embodiment of the American spirit.” They love whiskey but they also promote local businesses and even give back to the Nashville Food Project thanks to the memberships of fellow whiskey fans. Members gather at monthly events at various venues — but you don’t have to be a member to attend.
For their April event at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, the NWS were gracious enough to invite us along with our pal, singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin. We weren’t sure what to expect at the tasting so we brushed up on whiskey lingo in the car.
This event was extra special with the Nelson Brothers themselves giving us the distillery tour. Andy and Charlie told us all about their family history and why they decided to resurrect their great-great-great grandfather’s distillery. “This is what we’re here to do,” Charlie admitted. It was destiny.
After the tour, Charlie and Andy let us taste their entire collection (including a vodka made especially for Andy’s wedding!). Griffin gushed about everything we sampled but he especially loved the Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish. He even went home with a bottle — signed by the Nelson Brothers.
Although all of the tours at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery are historical and fun, we got the VIP treatment with the NWS and you can too. Their June event is this Thursday at Corsair Distillery. Attendees will participate in a private tour and tasting from their head distiller. There will also be live music and yummy apps from Peg Leg Porker.
Try out the Nashville Whiskey Society with a single ticket to the June event and tell them Nashville Noise sent you. When you’re ready to make your membership official, head to their website for all the delicious details.