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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.
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is crisp and lightly dry.
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.