Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey

(0.75l, 46.5%)


8.8/10
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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

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butter
honey
vanilla
botanicals
woody
apple juice
pineapple
toasted wood
dry
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Bourbon set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavouring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.

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
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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