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Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Regular price $53.00 USD
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Uncle Nearest 1884 is a small batch whiskey, bottled at 93 proof with every barrel tasted for perfection and blended by Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Green. This legacy era bottling contains whiskey from our own barrels and we couldn't be more proud to share it with you.

Known as Uncle Nearest, Nathan "Nearest" Green, is acknowledged as the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. A formerly enslaved man, Green taught a young Jack Daniels the craft of distilling and served as the first master distiller – formerly called "head stiller" – for the Jack Daniel Distillery as a free man after the Civil War.  The Uncle Nearest Whiskey brand was launched in July 2017 by Fawn Weaver, an African American, female entrepreneur who took it upon herself to learn more about Uncle Nearest by bringing together historians, archeologists, genealogists, and conservators.

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