This super premium whiskey from Tennessee and the first spirit brand in history to commemorate an African-American, is excited to announce the launch of Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey. A 7-year-old minimum whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1884 commemorates the final year
Nearest is believed to have put his own whiskey into barrels before retiring from distilling.
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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".