RBG. Damn. 43 days until the election. You officially need whiskey on hand at all times and we have the perfect bottles.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is a project started by Fawn Weaver, a real estate investor and author, who heard about an enslaved man named Nathan "Nearest" Green that taught a young Jack Daniel how to distill in Lynchburg Tennessee in the 1850s. Fawn started researching Mr. Green and was surprised at how little information there was and especially how little he was referenced by the Jack Daniel's brand, so she decided to do something about that.
Fawn proceeded to purchase the 313 acre Dan Call Farm where Mr. Green was enslaved and first taught Jack Daniel how to distill. She also restored the African American cemetery in Lynchburg where he is buried, and started the Nearest Green Foundation which provides scholarships to all of his descendants. She also hired Victoria Eady Butler, who is Mr. Green's great-great-granddaughter, to be the Master Blender along with other family members working various jobs throughout the company. In all of Fawn's research she gathered more than 10,000 documents related to Nearest Green and donated them all to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. You can read read more about Fawn Weaver HERE.
Feel good story and always wanting to support black owned businesses aside, these whiskeys are flat out delicious. Here's what we have to offer:
1884 Small Batch Whiskey $44 This is a 7-year-old minimum whiskey with a high corn mash bill, bottled at 90 proof. Each small batch has its barrels hand selected blended by descendants of Nearest Green. The signature of the descendant who curated each batch is embossed on the back. Uncle Nearest 1884 commemorates the final year Nearest is believed to have put his own whiskey into barrels before retiring from distilling.
1856 Premium Tennessee Whiskey $60 Uncle Nearest 1856 is a blend of premium aged whiskies between 8 and 14 years old with a Mash bill of 90% corn and rye with at least some of the remainder being malted corn, all from Tennessee farms, filtered with Maple charcoal via the Lincoln County Process and aged in charred, new American Oak barrels and bottled at 100 proof.
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Our mostly Italian Dozen for $145 is still going strong along with our Half Dozen Red or White for $75 and a few special two packs left in our Curated Cases.
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