Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery was born in the late 1800s and quickly became the largest producer of sour mash whiskey in the area. Then it was shut down in the early 1900s thanks to a little thing called Prohibition. Tennessee’s oldest bottled whiskey is back from the dead after more than a century thanks to two brothers who happen to be great-great-great grandsons of the original founder, Charles Nelson. The brothers Nelson, operating again as Nelson’s Green Brier, recently launched Nelson’s First 108 Tennessee whiskey, a whiskey named for the 108 years since the original shutdown and the 108 barrels they had aging in the warehouse. Nelson’s First 108 is distilled from the original recipe and mellowed through sugar maple charcoal as part of the Lincoln County Process. The whiskey is available in a green label small batch bottled at 90 proof and a Single Barrel option bottled at cask strength.