The best whiskey maker the world never knew… Uncle Nearest Nearest Green was the first known African-American Master Distiller. Affectionately nicknamed Uncle Nearest by his friends and family in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Nearest is credited with helping perfect the globally recognized Lincoln County Process. This unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal was named after the county where Nearest lived and made whiskey. Uncle Nearest 1856 is made in Tennessee using local ingredients. It is distilled and aged in new American oak barrels in Tennessee. An additional 10-12 days is added to its creation by using the Lincoln County Process. Bottled at 100-proof, after resting 8 to 11 years in the barrel, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is smooth enough to enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail. Uncle Nearest 1856 is the first spirit brand in history to commemorate an African- American. The Nearest Green Distillery is currently under construction on a famous 270-acre Tennessee Walking Horse farm purchased in 2017 by Uncle Nearest, Inc. In its first year, Uncle Nearest 1856 garnered 12 medals, including Double Gold in China and Gold Medals in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Rated 95 by Cigar Spirits Magazine, and named one of the Top 5 Whiskies in the World, Uncle Nearest has earned its place in the ultra-premium market.
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