Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
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Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey

(0.75l, 50%)


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$56.99
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Exciting Whiskey with extraordinary history.
 
The story of Tennessee Whiskey is a story about a Lynchburg preacher/farmer who taught a young Jack Daniel how to run the stills. Well, that’s the old story. Now, after years of research, the mythology became even cooler. The man who actually trained Jack to be the future Whiskey behemoth, was the preacher’s slave, Nathan Green, a.k.a. Uncle Nearest. Fawn Weaver was so inspired by the new found tale of the first African-American distiller, she bought the legendary farm and built a distillery nearby. Uncle Nearest celebrates the forgotten legacy of Nathan Green and offers true Tennessee Whiskey.
 
Local grains, a special yeast strain, double distillation, the exclusive Lincoln County process (triple charcoal mellowing), and new American oak barrels write a fantastic tale of the bright Whiskey future, founded on one of the most exciting origin stories. Nathan Green was a trailblazer and a forgotten hero – a hero we must not forget again. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey is a rich and smooth Spirit with a sweet nose and a caramel palate with just the right amount of spices.
  • Category
  • Style
    Tennessee Aged Whiskey
  • Region
    Tennessee
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Uncle Nearest

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caramel
nutmeg
charred
apple
hay
earthy
grassy
clove
corn
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Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich sweetness followed by earthy and grassy notes, charcoal and nutmeg.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth palate with caramel, apple and hay notes with lingering sweetness that introduces spicier flavors of clove, nutmeg and oak.
 
Finish
Creamy and lush finish with caramel and corn outro.

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Ratings & Reviews
Nick
Nick,
I found it to be charred, burnt, unbalanced and poor flavor profile. Better on the nose then the palate, finish is ok, but overall poor execution..
 
Mike
Mike,
Damn good stuff here. Smooth caramel to start off, little bit of charred oak and apple to finish.
 
Jon
Jon,
Love it
 
Steven
Steven,
Harsh by itself. Gonna be a mixing whiskey.
 
Ben
Ben,
Get a little too much dirt
 
Chris
Chris,
Good upfront flavor but after taste was kind of gross.
 
Mark
Mark,
I originally purchased the bottle for the history behind the brand. I absolutely enjoy every pull (from each bottle I have purchased). So smooth and flavorful, get a bottle yourself you will not be disappointed.
 
Matt
Matt,
Delicious and smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth Tasty
 
Ethan
Ethan,
A bold fresh front with a smooth silky finish. A mature oak and nice vanilla undertones. Beautiful caramel color.
 
Michiel
Michiel,
Soft, vanilla, a hint of smoke, some spices, very subtle, very smooth, a bourbon to put you in a speyside mood.
 
David
David,
Extremely smooth .. strong sweet caramel to start .. spice, burn …fade!!
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth. Only slight spice at the end. A great drinker for a nice evening.
 
Jason
Jason,
Subtle flavouring with a strong nose. Sweetness followed by a slow burn.
 
Craig
Craig,
Strong burn at first but finishes nicely with a nutty taste.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very sweet smelling but the taste and linger flavor of barrel isn't my favorite.
 
Peter
Peter,
Amazing!!!
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Smooth with a light sweetness and not too much bite on the finish. A good bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Love this bourbon. It’s rare that I taste such a distinct flavor in a bourbon.
 
HeatherAnn
HeatherAnn,
This is my favorite whiskey.
 
David
David,
Normally I'm not a huge fan of Tennessee whiskey. HOWEVER, once I had this neat a few times I began to appreciate it for what it is. A big, flavorful, smooth, complex whiskey that begs for another sip. Regardless of someone's plavor preferences, this is a special juice.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a great whiskey. A bit spirit forward, but great balance of flavors. Best sipped neat in my opinion.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Absolutely proper bottle of whiskey !!!! 10/10
 
John
John,
smooth, full bodied
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Love it
 
Laryssa
Laryssa,
This is quite possibly the worst whisky I have ever had. A jumbled mess with a disjointed flavor profile...tastes like a supermarket brand whisky.
 
Brian
Brian,
Really enjoyed this. Pleasant on the nose. A little sweet but not overpowering. Flavor reminds me of a nice bourbon but not as sweet. Smooth as silk goin down with a nice finish. Great dram to sip neat with a friend, over ice as you enjoy a hobby or even with a little water as you relax and watch a show with the family. A good all around whisky. Haven't finished the bottle yet but I've already ordered another so I can keep it stocked in my bar.
 
Nikolajs
Nikolajs,
Aroma: rye, herbal Taste: apples with cloves, caramel and something spicy, maple syrup Aftertaste: medium, creamy, pleasant
 
Daniel
Daniel,
It's alright. Starts smooth but then ends with a harsher alcohol taste. Wouldn't buy it, but would drink it.
 
Keith
Keith,
Amazingly smooth and tasty!
 
Keith
Keith,
The smoothest Tennessee whiskey I’ve ever tasted. It rivals some of my favorite bourbons. Uncle Nearest just earned a permanent place on my home bar.
 
David
David,
Even better then the 1854. For a brand new distillery these folks have their act together. Will buy repeatedly.
 
David
David,
Very smooth, tasty, and spicy. Caramel to the nose, and vanilla pepper to the tongue. At 100 proof, sip slowly. Delicious and treasured.
 
Daren
Daren,
Delicious. A serious American contender. Not too sweet.
 
Dorothy
Dorothy,
Purchased as a gift. I'll let you know once its opened.
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
Heavy caramel and nutmeg flavors.
 
Phil
Phil,
Very easy to drink, plenty to offer, it did not disappoint. 51% Corn, filtered through maple charcoal and then aged in new charred oak barrels. It does not smell corny but instead had a herb note with some peach on the nose. On the palate, slight sweetness of corn and fruit and immediately followed by spicy hot (reminds me of rye spice) that is surprisingly non-offending. Lingering is vanilla finish. You are taken aback as this was not typical Tennessee Whiskey I have come to known. Immediately I want to take another sip. to offer, the
 
Craig
Craig,
Smooth with great flavors
 
Matthew
Matthew,
A little disappointed but very good. For the money stick to the less expensive Uncle nearest
 
Kevin
Kevin,
It has a nice flavor and gets the job done but the 1884 is smoother to me.
 
kevin
kevin,
Very smooth and relaxing drink every time!
 
James
James,
Smooth and easy drinking. Nose is sweet with a faint mineral quality Taste is lightly honey sweet, mild spice and a hint of citrus This is a very nice sipping whiskey, particularly at its pricepoint.
 
Sam
Sam,
Smooth to drink, carmel hints and great clean finish
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Can't go wrong with Uncle Nearest.
 
Carl
Carl,
My preference is definitely bourbon, but this is some fantastic Tennessee whiskey! Quite sweet, in a good way.
Carl
Carl,
Maybe would take it down one star for price
Will
Will,
Sweet with noticeable maple notes. Very oily mouthfeel and slight pecan aftertaste with very slight bitterness. This is excellent.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth. Interesting from start to finish.
 
Terrell
Terrell,
Strong and potent. Reminiscent of jack daniels but way better. Harsh afterbite yet smooth at the same time.
 
Michaela
Michaela,
New favorite
 
Dusty
Dusty,
Has a little bite to it, but overall very smooth. Nice over rocks. Great sipping drink to help mellow out at the end of a long day.
 
Mike
Mike,
Very solid pour. Spicy up front with a rich mouthfeel, picking up some grassy astringency after the spice fades with a strong but smooth finish.
 
Reuben
Reuben,
Man this stuff is as smooth as it gets going down! Great flavor and very enjoyable!
 
Alex
Alex,
I get a strong taste of apple juice. Very smooth finish
 
Darren
Darren,
Smooth
 
Darren
Darren,
Perfect mix is with one ice cube. Nice smooth with lots of flavor.
 
Corey
Corey,
Great on the rocks
 
RAFAEL
RAFAEL,
The finish is incredible. The char and caramel flavors come through. Try this neat. You will not regret it. One of the best bourbons I've ever had.
 
Todd
Todd,
Excellent offering from Uncle Nearest. Strong, but mellows quickly with a slight chill from a single ice cube. Results in an excellent nightcap that leaves you longing for the next sip.
 
Marcy
Marcy,
Not ideal mixed. Doesn't have complexity of bourbons I enjoy. Strong pepper and oak
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very delicious. Nice tones of apples and caramel but isn’t overly sweet. Definitely buying again.
 
Egan
Egan,
It’s no wonder this whiskey is making waves and winning awards. Delicious, smooth, and packing an impressive balance of flavor, boldness, and sweetness, it is an excellent whiskey. It is pure joy in a glass, probably my favorite American whiskey next to Woodford Reserve.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Overpriced. I really wanted to like this bourbon, but honestly there are many better bourbons out there more fairly priced
 
Jewuan
Jewuan,
Great, very strong so be aware!
 
Sterling
Sterling,
A smooth 100 proof whiskey bringing in tones of pepper and blends down to a caramel taste with a hint of vanilla.
 
james
james,
Great smooth sipping Whiskey, surprising lack of burn for a 100 proof.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, rich, Tennessee Whiskey that has an aromatic birth: while a rich & elegant life leads to a creamy death of medium length with notes of mint leaf, milk chocolate, caramel & corn outro.
 
guest
guest,
I understand why this was the most awarded whiskey in 2019. Extremely smooth and great history.
 
Jason
Jason,
Incredible whiskey!
 
Mark
Mark,
Very smooth and balanced. My current go-to American Whiskey for sipping.
 
Donald
Donald,
Extremely smooth for 100 proof . Great taste
 
Bernardo
Bernardo,
Smooth, flavorful
 
Maurice
Maurice,
Love it. Great with Proof Maple Bacon cocktail syrup!!
 
Erick
Erick,
Masterful spirit. Smooth and down right delicious. It's easy to understand why Uncle Nearest wins awards!
 
Carmund
Carmund,
Oh my goodness! It is sooooo smooth. The flavors come out well, which is good for an amateur palate like mine. Totally in love with this
 
Dan
Dan,
One of the smoothest whiskeys I have had and I enjoyed the flavors. It is a little expensive but worth the money if the price is in line with your budget.
 
Todd
Todd,
I really enjoyed this whisky and will absolutely buy it again. Came across this at a festival and loved it. Now I can finally buy it when I want. This one is worth the it I loved it. You will too.
 
Chris
Chris,
I think this is a great whiskey. Definitely much better than expected. The Carmel and charred oak taste with a sweet notes of the apple at the end. I would recommend this all day long. Great story to top everything off.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Excellent palate, and smooth. Tough to beat.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Great caramel apple smell (doesn't even burn the nostrils), wonderful caramel taste with a lot of soft spice that lingers nicely after a medium length finish of the other flavors. Very smooth, doubly so considering the proof. Amazing story to boot. Great whiskey, buy a bottle, support black businesses
 
Chad
Chad,
really really good
 
Tommy
Tommy,
Uncle Nearest 1856 sparked my interest becacuse it was named after a black man. I like it because of it. I am one that likes moonshine that is pure.
 
John
John,
Very smooth, sugar undertones
 
Brent
Brent,
Darker and deeper than the small batch. I'd suspect it's a minimum of 7 years--very nice. I am a higher proof fan, so this is my bottle. Kick n smoke with just the right amount of sweet
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth. No bite. Easy drinker
 
Lance
Lance,
Like this, more spice than the Uncle Nearest 1884. Offers a little more bite on the tongue at the finish but still superbly smooth.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
As with many premium brands, the story is what sparked my interest. Named in honor of the Black man that taught Jack Daniel how to craft his spirits, this company is reclaiming whitewashed American history. The good news is that this smooth spirit is very drinkable, and well worth the attention. The finish pushes you to pour another, and another. This is one of the only bottles that I keep multiples in stock of. Great any night of the week, and even some mornings. ;)
 
Debra
Debra,
So good.....a staple in my bar!
 
Isak
Isak,
Hands down one of the best whiskeys I’ve ever had. Huge flavors of caramel, butter, and toffee swirl around each other in a grand ballet and the finish lingers yet goes down smooth.
 
Charles
Charles,
Liked sweet but smoothness with slight burn
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Peppery yet smooth taste. Definitely follows the flavor spiral.
 
Baker
Baker,
Very nice....Definite Apple on palate followed by nice heat/spice that lingers at the finish and beyond. Excellent choice
 
James
James,
Like this Bourbon very much. Smooth with caramel notes.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
This stuff is amazing Anyone who disagrees obviously doesn’t know TN whiskey Highly recommend
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Joe
Joe,
Impressive story behind this Bourbon. To have the original recipe passed on for generations is a great statement for this Bourbon. Great taste, and can be drank either neat or with a sphere or block.
 
Andreous
Andreous,
This is not a drink for the newbie. If you are not a Jack fan please pass on this bottle. It has a LOT of heat and very little tasting notes. It burns with little flavor, for me. I will go back and try more since I own the bottle but I will not buy it again.
 
Jaime
Jaime,
fruiti notes of flavor shine thru with subtle maple.
 
Derek
Derek,
Just pass. I get really weird notes from this. Notes whiskey shouldn't have. Just say no.
 
Robert
Robert,
Apple, nutmeg, hay... At 100 proof, it holds up to ice
 
Robert
Robert,
A unique blend of nutmeg and apple.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Wonderful
 
Darren
Darren,
Pretty good
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet, cherry, caramel, mineral, banana, and a charred / metallic finish. And yep walnut definitely makes sense after seeing the flavor profile. A little bit too much burn in the middle and end for me. It’s good, but not $60 good. I’d rather have a bottle of Bookers bourbon at this price point which is why I’m giving this a 7. Nothing extraordinary about this one for me, but definitely drinkable.
 
Duane
Duane,
Truly Tennessee's Finest. Now Dearest to my heart and a permanent place on my bar. Smooth, caramel apple, with a spice finish.
 
Nichole
Nichole,
I don't love it like I was hoping for. I enjoyed their 1844 and found this locally but just not a favorite or one I enjoy sipping neat. Grassy notes on the nose and a bit of charcoal. Palate wasn't anything great. I've got a bottle so going to keep giving it a chance to warm up to me.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
All in all great whiskey, smooth from nose to finish,
 
Koroun
Koroun,
I loved this one and loved the historical significance as well. It was pleasing to the palate from the first sip and paired well with several of my cigars.
 
Henry
Henry,
I love this whiskey! A new favorite.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Nose: Brown sugar. Black walnut shells start coming through strongly. A touch of honey, or maybe molasses. Brandied cherries underneath. Palate: Black walnut, heavily. Some baking spice on the back of my tongue. Some bitterness, probably from that black walnut flavor. Molasses underneath. Some of that oak (this is a 10+ year old whiskey, after all) around the sides of my mouth. The instantiation is tanniny. Finish: The black walnut shells linger, pleasantly, at the tip of my tongue and roof of my mouth.
 
E&J
E&J,
Nice legs, good history, good supper
 
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