Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey

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About Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey

When the truth is more powerful than the legend.

Uncle Nearest is a Tennessee whiskey created to honor an extraordinarily influential distiller, whose name and role in changing the course of spirits history was, until recently, virtually unknown.

Nathan "Nearest" Green was the first Black master distiller on record in the country. He also happened to be the man who taught a teenage Jack Daniels the whiskey distilling trade.  Only in the last decade has his story been brought back out into the light, and has he been given his rightful place in the whiskey world.

The Uncle Nearest line of whiskeys was created to pay tribute to this all-but forgotten distiller, and to do justice to his legacy by crafting a truly premium Tennessee Whiskey that stands among the best.

And this effort paid off, as can be attested by Uncle Nearest's bevy of awards.  In fact, it was the most-awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 & 2020.

“The Premium Aged whiskey is a light caramel-colored whiskey that smells of dried grass, peaches and maple syrup. It's made to appeal to those who enjoy whiskey on the sweeter side. But don’t let that oatmeal raisin cookie flavor fool you--- it's 100 proof. This confectionary treat packs a wallop. Best served over a little ice, or in a cocktail with lemon juice and honey.”- Robb Report

Tasting Notes

Layers and layers of aroma and taste. A sweet fruity vanilla aroma has hints of banana lingering just beneath the surface. The palate is incredibly smooth with caramel, apple and hay notes that leave room to introduce a smoky oak and hint of pepper flavor.

Suggested Serves

  • Drink it neat or with a splash of water
  • Jalapeño, lime, blood orange & agave shaken with 2 oz whiskey for a Spicy Lady 

Production Notes

As the Uncle Nearest distillery is being constructed, the whiskey is currently produced and processed off-site. However, it's produced according to a proprietary method developed by Uncle Nearest's Director of Whiskey Operations, Sherrie Moore.  She was previously at Jack Daniels for 31 years.  

The whiskey utilizes corn malt, as part of an authentic 19th century recipe that hasn't been used since 1912.  It is brewed and fermented over the course of six days, as you would a bourbon.  After fermentation, the whiskey goes through a triple charcoal mellowing system, as part of the Lincoln County Process, which is what makes Tennessee Whiskey distinct from bourbon.

Finally, it's put into charred #4 barrels at 100 proof where it's aged to perfection.

750ml & 100 Proof

General Characteristics:

Size: 750ml
Proof: 100 proof
Main Ingredient: Corn
Country of Origin: United States

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  • Matt
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great whiskey

    This whiskey has a full body that hits you with strong and complex flavors.

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