Uncle Nearest 1856 is a blend of premium aged whiskies between 8 and 14 years old. It has a caramel color with a beautiful deep golden hue. On the nose, baled hay and pumpkin seeds with subtle notes of ripe stone fruit and caramel corn. Bold and spicy upfront then mellows with sweet caramel and maple, like biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is long and rich. It lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate with notes of vanilla after the spice dissipates.
In its first two years Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has garnered more than 40 awards and accolades, including Worlds Best by World Whiskies Awards, Top 5 Whiskies in the World, by Cigar & Spirits Magazine, Chairmans Trophy, Platinum and Double Gold by SIP Awards and Best American Whiskey.
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Nearest Green was the first known African-American Master Distiller. Affectionately nicknamed Uncle Nearest by his friends and family in Lynchburg, Tenn., Nearest is credited with helping perfect the globally recognized Lincoln County Process, a unique filtering method that utilizes sugar maple charcoal, turning straight bourbon into Tennessee Whiskey. The Lincoln County Process was named after the county where Nearest lived and made whiskey. Uncle Nearest Whiskey was launched in 2017 and has been "Voted the Most Awarded Whiskey or Bourbon for both 2019 and 2020".