Explore the best bourbon, beer and BBQ in Nashville with Mint Julep on a guided culinary adventure! On our new tour, you’ll learn the stories behind three of Nashville’s most popular food and drinks destinations.
Barbecue, Beer & Bourbon Tour
This interactive eating and drinking tour of Nashville is sure to please! There’s something for everyone as you visit Bearded Iris, a local smokehouse, and Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.
You’ll sip a frosty pint of your choice at Bearded Iris while you relax in their hip taproom. Immerse yourself in culinary tradition sampling a flight of house smoked meats paired with three spirits or beers of our choice. And visit Nelson’s Green Brier for a behind-the-scenes distillery tour and tasting of Nashville’s best selling bourbon and other award winning whiskeys.
Tours alternate between two of our favorite local smokehouses, Edley’s and Von Elrod’s. All barbecue is smoked fresh daily using local white oak wood, low and slow. Plus, both offer made from scratch sides to complement smoked meats perfectly using classic Southern recipes. MORE
Bearded Iris Brewing
Bearded Iris is one of the South’s most talked about breweries. The relative newcomer and its Germantown taproom are already turning heads. Thrillist picked Bearded Iris as one of its “32 Hottest Breweries in America” and Men’s Journal singled out the Homestyle IPA as Tennessee’s standout offering for the “50 Best Craft Beers in the United States.” Brewers specialize in IPAs, DIPAs and pale ales. MORE
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
Before Prohibition, the original Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Robertson County was one of the largest producers of Tennessee whiskey in the world. Today, taste and see how founder Charles Nelson’s descendants are making a new whiskey with his original recipe. The revived the whiskey brand’s Nashville distillery produces Nelson’s Tennessee Whiskey, Belle Meade Bourbon (which Southern Living called “The South’s Best Bourbon”), and Louisa’s Liqueur. MORE
New Nashville Tour Includes
- Transportation with an expert guide
- Distillery tour and tasting at Nelson’s Green Brier
- Pint of your choice at Bearded Iris Brewing taproom
- Whiskey/Spirits or Beer (varies) and BBQ flight with Southern sides
- Bottled water
Choose a lunch or dinner tour, offered Monday through Thursday at 11:45AM and Friday through Sunday at 1:00PM. All experiences depart from the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville at 250 5th Ave. S near Bongo Java. Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time. Tour lasts approx. 4 hours.
About the Author – Rachel Nix
Rachel Nix has been Director of Marketing at Mint Julep since 2017. Her extensive bourbon education includes becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and graduating from Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon Academy. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador and enthusiastic advocate for her adopted hometown of Louisville. When she’s not promoting Mint Julep’s portfolio of southern experiences, she can be found walking her dog or enjoying a drink on a Germantown patio.