Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey

(0.75l, 46.5%)


8.4/10
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$46.99
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A brand new Tennessee Whiskey made by the family of the man who invented it… and it’s quite the story indeed.

Uncle Nearest is a fairly new brand launched in 2017, but it has one of the best stories attached to it. And this is not a "marketing spin story" like so many boutique brand-come-lately Spirits. It’s a story deeply researched and confirmed by historian Fawn Weaver. Nathan "Nearest" Green — called Uncle Nearest — has a truly great American story. Born as a slave, he went on to become the first African-American Whiskey-maker of record. He is also the man who applied charcoal filtration to Tennessee Whiskey for the first time. And he is also the man who taught a young Jacob Daniel how to do it… you probably know him by the name Jack Daniels.

Each release of Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey is a blend that’s curated and approved by a descendent of Uncle Nearest himself. This year’s release is just coming out and is a seven-year-old batch of pure Tennessee Whiskey bottled at a perfect 46.5% ABV — although we do not know which distillery it came from. But I’ve got to tell you, it’s worth raising a glass to the man that started the whole thing.
  • Category
  • Style
    American Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46.5%
  • Distillery
    Undisclosed
  • Age
    7 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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butter
honey
vanilla
botanicals
woody
apple juice
pineapple
toasted wood
dry
What does Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but a final filter through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates Tennessee Whiskey from its Kentucky cousin. The finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are ripe with toasted wood and honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate you’ll find a lighter bodied Spirit with vanilla and brown butter notes and a light burn on the back palate.

Finish
The finish is crisp and lightly dry.
Ratings & Reviews
Shaun
Shaun,
Loved it! Very smooth and great flavor profile.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
I’m a bit confused by all the positive reviews. I bought this and was so excited to try it as I had heard such great things. Bought with a number of other items and some friends and I decided to do a blind taste test. This came in dead last for all of us! Tastes very young with high corn content. I’m a Buffalo Trace flavor profile kinda guy and this missed the mark...BADLY! Haven’t been this disappointed by a new bottle in a LONG time. Ok with mixers but that’s about it.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
A very enjoyable and smooth whiskey.
 
Trevin
Trevin,
Great whiskey from the creator of Kentucky whiskey!
 
Josh
Josh,
Very delicious, smooth whiskey. It lacks complexity in my opinion, but the taste is very good and drinks very well neat or over ice. I think i was just expecting to taste more notes or flavors at the beginning, middle, or end of the sip
 
Timothy
Timothy,
So a friend recommended this whiskey, love the story of how it came to be! The color of the whiskey is beautiful light amber, the nose is light and beautiful, easy whisky smoothness, sweet oaky finish. Sometimes we (my wife and I) pick up notes of peanuts. So weird! Oh the bottle is awesome too!
 
Brent
Brent,
Very easy drinking, interesting flavors drawn from the 7 years or so. A good proof, I'll make it my staple TN whiskey for sure.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
I should not review for fear you guys will buy it all out before my reorder. I do love this whiskey. Great for summer months since it is a little sweet on the lips and smooth. Has a pear tone, light oak but not smokey.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Very light oak scent from the bottle. I used a large ice cube with it. Fruity in front, has a bite in the end but very smooth. It wasn't as sweet to me as I expected given the prior reviews but it's what I imagined a whiskey would be like. Definitely a keeper in my home bar.
 
Pierce
Pierce,
This was surprising with a nearly over-pearing nose and pear being the dominant center of the flavor spiral. It is a tad sweet on the front but it is eminently drinkable, smooth and complex. Great finish too.
 
Alex
Alex,
An excellent choice and a fine Tennessee whisky! The easy to enjoy & not to harsh profile makes it a great choice for any drinker. The butter & honey are smooth from nose to finish.
 
Debra
Debra,
One of the best bottles I have ever purchased!!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
... just opened to find a treasure, 1856 was high on the sweets, this batch is starkly different. Warm notes, smooth throughout, little sweetness on finish. Overall one of my favorites. Could become a staple in my bar
 
Jared
Jared,
love it for the price
 
Alan
Alan,
Buy this whiskey. It is very smooth and a great sipper. I prefer is neat. One of my favorites. On top of that, Uncle Nearest is sending masks to frontline workers at no cost. Great whiskey and even greater company. Thank you Uncle Nearest!
 
Ron
Ron,
Loved it
 
Keith
Keith,
Smooth and tasty! One of my top 10.
 
Robert
Robert,
Apple juice with a dry finish. Approachable without a deep burn.
 
Robert
Robert,
Buttery and woody, it's good but not a necessity
 
Darren
Darren,
Quite tasty
 
Duane
Duane,
Truly a great Tennessee whisky. I prefer the 1856 more due to its greater complexity.
 
Wendel
Wendel,
Smooth and sweet. Can drink over a cube of ice or with a splash of ginger ale! It’s a staple on my home bar and the story behind the brand is a great conversation starter.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
A little sweeter than I normally go for but I love the history and story of the company. Makes for a great night cap.
 
Mark
Mark,
Very nice flavor. A little harsh, but smooths out with the second glass. All in all, a good whiskey with great flavor.
 
Ara
Ara,
Outstanding whisky!! Extremely smooth with a long finish. Tennessee Whisky at its best!
 
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