Green Brier Distillery Toasts Women of Vision, Inspiration, Achievement

For a third year in a row, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery honors women of vision, achievement and inspiration, with the Louisa Nelson Awards. Brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson, who resurrected the Green Brier brand—dormant for more than a century after Prohibition—created the award to honor their triple-great grandmother. Louisa Nelson was an unlikely woman of … Continue reading Green Brier Distillery Toasts Women of Vision, Inspiration, Achievement

2017 Louisa Nelson Awards Announced

In the spirit of their triple-great grandmother, who led the family whiskey business upon her husband's death in 1891, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery leaders Andy & Charlie Nelson founded the Louisa Nelson Awards, to honor Nashville business women excelling in industry and serving the community. Honorees at the second annual Louisa Nelson Awards, presented last night, … Continue reading 2017 Louisa Nelson Awards Announced

You’re Invited: Louisa Nelson Awards at Green Brier Distillery, Sept. 18 

My great-great grandmother may have looked all prim and repressed in her high-necked 19th-century garb (see portrait above), but Louisa Nelson was made of strong stuff. When her husband Charles died in 1891, she picked up the reins of his whiskey company, becoming one of the first women in the country to run a commercial … Continue reading You’re Invited: Louisa Nelson Awards at Green Brier Distillery, Sept. 18