Modern Southern Gentleman
About This Show
We shine a spotlight on successful southern men to discover what we can learn. Each episode is an hour long conversation about their life and how they got where they are. Think of it as sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch with a glass of tea or bourbon.
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MODERNSOUTHERNGENTLEMAN.COM 058 andy and charlie nelson
Feb 22 17
Making whiskey is as southern as sweet tea and college football. And like Nashville, hot chicken and Atlanta, whiskey is making a comeback. Not that it ever went anywhere but the big names like Jack Daniels and Jim Beam are being joined by a new breed of distillers. Guys like Andy and Charlie Nelson of Nelson's GreenBrier Distillery located in the Marathon neighborhood of Nashville. The two brothers discovered their triple-great grandfather Charles Nelson had started what would become one of the largest distilling operations in the South before prohibition. Hearing them tell the amazing sequence of events surrounding that discovery is worth listening to this episode. Andy and Charlie also talk about what it takes to start a distillery with no money and no experience in making whiskey. Heck, they were barely old enough to drink what they made when they started. Stop by the next time you're in Nashville and tell Andy and Charlie we said "hi". I know you'll be treated to the same southern hospitality I was.