31 Aug '17, 5pm

108 Years Later, A Tennessee Whiskey Icon Runs Its Stills Again

108 Years Later, A Tennessee Whiskey Icon Runs Its Stills Again

Related Articles Chef José Andrés Goes to Houston to Cook and Coordinate Relief Efforts Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Friends are Throwing a Cookout on Grand Cayman The $106 Million Eataly World Will Be a Theme Park for Foodies Prohibition hit Tennessee hard and early. While the Eighteenth Amendment didn’t pass until 1920—making the production of spirits illegal across the country—Tennessee passed its own laws prohibiting the distilled and fermented arts in 1909, which put the nail in the coffin for many a historic whiskey brand. Among the unfortunate was Charles Nelson and his Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery , which had been established in the late 1800s. Along with Jack Daniel’s, it popularized the distinct style of Tennessee whiskey , which included wheat instead of rye in its mash bill and charcoal filtering. The distillery sold close to 380,000 gallons of whiskey...

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