Uncle Nearest

Posted 03 May 2018

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium whiskey was released in the summer of 2017. The bottling, which is made by an NDP (non-distiller producer) is named after Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green, a former slave who is historically credited with teaching Jack Daniels how to distil. Over the past few years, US Author and historian Fawn Weaver spent over 2,500 hours researching historic documents, letters and pictures, as well as interviewing hundreds of Greens’ decedents, unearthing the truth about how Jack Daniels first learned the distilling techniques which would help him found the world-famous Tennessee whisky distillery. The story featured heavily across the US media last year, resulted in the creation of the Nearest Green Foundation and the production of the Uncle Nearest 1856 whiskey.


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