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Uncle Nearest Whiskey Collection
Uncle Nearest Whiskey Collection

Uncle Nearest Whiskey Collection

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Uncle Nearest Two Bottle Whiskey Collection Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 750 ML Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey 750 ML Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend of 8-14 year old barrels, bottled at 100 proof. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Named after Nathan Nearest Green, the former slave whos credited with teaching Jack Daniels how to distill.For most of Jack Daniels 150 year history, popular lore held that the brands namesake was an orphan who learned how to distill whiskey at the foot of a preacher whod taken him in ” guy by the name of Dan Call. The popular lore, it turns out, was poppycock. Thanks in large part to dogged research by author Fawn Weaver, we now know that the man who actually taught a teenaged Jack Daniel how to coax precious hooch from a still was Nathan Nearest Green.He was a slave, which goes a long way towards explaining why his story was lost in time.The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, and a year later, Jack Daniel opened his eponymous distillery. He hired Nearest Green as his distiller, and the rest is history.Nearest hailed from Maryland, where he presumably learned the ins and outs of distillation. Its unclear when he arrived in Lynchburg, Tennessee, but what can be confirmed is that he is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. And now, the name of one of the most influential distillers the world never knew is finally where it rightfully belongs, emblazoned on a bottle of whiskey.The Premium Aged whiskey is a light caramel-colored whiskey that smells of dried grass, peaches and maple syrup. Its made to appeal to those who enjoy whiskey on the sweeter side. But dont let that oatmeal raisin cookie flavor fool you”at 100 proof, this confectionery treat packs a wallop. Best served over a little ice, or in a cocktail with lemon juice and honey. Every batch of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey is hand-selected by our founders and curated by fifth-generation Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, who’s signature is on the back of each bottle. Aged a minimum of 7 years, and bottled at 93-proof, this is a smooth sipping whiskey. Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nathan Nearest Green. A slave until Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, Green was likely the one who taught Jack Daniel how to distill.
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Size: 750ML

Uncle Nearest Two Bottle Whiskey Collection

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 750 ML

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey 750 ML

Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend of 8-14 year old barrels, bottled at 100 proof. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Named after Nathan Nearest Green, the former slave whos credited with teaching Jack Daniels how to distill.For most of Jack Daniels 150 year history, popular lore held that the brands namesake was an orphan who learned how to distill whiskey at the foot of a preacher whod taken him in ” guy by the name of Dan Call. The popular lore, it turns out, was poppycock. Thanks in large part to dogged research by author Fawn Weaver, we now know that the man who actually taught a teenaged Jack Daniel how to coax precious hooch from a still was Nathan Nearest Green.He was a slave, which goes a long way towards explaining why his story was lost in time.The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, and a year later, Jack Daniel opened his eponymous distillery. He hired Nearest Green as his distiller, and the rest is history.Nearest hailed from Maryland, where he presumably learned the ins and outs of distillation. Its unclear when he arrived in Lynchburg, Tennessee, but what can be confirmed is that he is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. And now, the name of one of the most influential distillers the world never knew is finally where it rightfully belongs, emblazoned on a bottle of whiskey.The Premium Aged whiskey is a light caramel-colored whiskey that smells of dried grass, peaches and maple syrup. Its made to appeal to those who enjoy whiskey on the sweeter side. But dont let that oatmeal raisin cookie flavor fool you”at 100 proof, this confectionery treat packs a wallop. Best served over a little ice, or in a cocktail with lemon juice and honey.

Every batch of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey is hand-selected by our founders and curated by fifth-generation Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, who’s signature is on the back of each bottle. Aged a minimum of 7 years, and bottled at 93-proof, this is a smooth sipping whiskey.  Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nathan Nearest Green. A slave until Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, Green was likely the one who taught Jack Daniel how to distill.The new release is age-stated at 7 years and bottled at a light-bodied 93 proof, and is distilled, aged, and bottled in Tennessee. The 1884 name of the Small Batch expression commemorates the last year Nearest barreled his own distillate before retiring from distilling. Each batch of 1884 Small Batch is being curated by a different descendant of Uncle Nearest. The first batch to hit shelves is specially chosen by Greens great-great-grandaughter, Victoria Eady-Butler. If my great-great-grandfather were alive today, I know how proud he would be to see us keeping his legacy alive through the continued growth of this brand, said Eady-Butler in a press release.When Fawn first agreed to shine a light on our ancestor by putting his name on a bottle, we never could have imagined where Uncle Nearest would be two years later, with people around the world knowing the name Nearest Green. I speak for our entire family when I say were thrilled to be a part of his legacy, added Eady-Butler. We set out to cement Nearests legacy and to ensure his contributions to the Tennessee Whiskey industry would never again be forgotten, said Fawn Weaver in a press release. With every bottle containing the signature of the descendant who created it, Nearests family is picking up where he left off.

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