Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 750ml

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 750ml

$49.95

SKU: 6213

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 750ml

Way back in LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, but his family and friends called him Uncle Nearest. No one actually knows how he obtained that nickname, so we assume he was the “nearest and dearest” to so many who came in contact with him. 

 

Hailing from Maryland, one of the original capitals of whiskey making in the United States, we don’t know how or when Uncle Nearest made his way southwest to Tennessee. What we can confirm is he is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States and thought to be responsible for helping perfect the Lincoln County Process, a requirement in being categorized as Tennessee Whiskey.

 

It should be noted that a 2004 book misspelled Nearest as “Nearis,” based on an incorrect spelling on the 1880 census. His name has always been and will always be Nathan “Nearest” Green—or to those who knew him best, Uncle Nearest. Now, it’s up to each of us to share his story and to make sure he’s given his due respect.

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Pleasantly surprised!

First, I am a Scotch drinker, and truly love all aspects of single cask scotch whisky, from nose to palate. But I do have a fondness for the vanilla and caramel of a good bourbon (Col. Taylor, Willet, Blanton’s). I have not been a fan of Tennessee whisky until now. The smoothness and flavors of the 1884 Small Batch, as well as the extra heft in their 1856, were very pleasing both to nose and palate, and I am so glad I bought both versions. It was also fun doing the tasting along with u tube presentation by the good folks at Uncle Nearest Distillery hosted, so if you buy the whiskey, find the u Tube hosted tasting, and taste along!

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Pleasantly surprised!

First, I am a Scotch drinker, and truly love all aspects of single cask scotch whisky, from nose to palate. But I do have a fondness for the vanilla and caramel of a good bourbon (Col. Taylor, Willet, Blanton’s). I have not been a fan of Tennessee whisky until now. The smoothness and flavors of the 1884 Small Batch, as well as the extra heft in their 1856, were very pleasing both to nose and palate, and I am so glad I bought both versions. It was also fun doing the tasting along with u tube presentation by the good folks at Uncle Nearest Distillery hosted, so if you buy the whiskey, find the u Tube hosted tasting, and taste along!