Smoothest Whiskey in Tennessee
Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 and 2020. Our three ultra-premium whiskeys have garnered more than 150 awards and accolades throughout the world since the brand’s July 2017 debut. These include Spirit Brand of the Year from Wine Enthusiast, Master Blender of the Year from Whisky Magazine, Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirit Competition and back-to-back honours of “World’s Best” at the 2019 and 2020 World Whiskies Awards. Uncle Nearest has earned 25 Best in Class honours, including one of the “Top 5 Whiskies in the World.”
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nearest Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., encompasses a premium aged whiskey, an 11-year-old single barrel product, and a 7-year-old small batch offering, all distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labelled in Tennessee. The whiskey is currently available in all 50 states and 12 countries, in more than 25,000 stores, bars and restaurants.
Narrated by Emmy-Award winning actor Jeffrey Wright, this beautifully shot short film, telling the story of the first known African-American master distiller, is about much more than whiskey. It is a story of honour, respect, and an unlikely friendship that could be the greatest American story you never heard.
Uncle Nearest 1856 is a blend of premium aged whiskeys between 8 and 14 years old. It has a caramel color with a beautiful deep golden hue. On the nose, baled hay and pumpkin seeds with subtle notes of ripe stone fruit and caramel corn. Bold and spicy upfront then mellows with sweet caramel and maple, like biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is long and rich. It lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate with notes of vanilla after the spice dissipates.
Light caramel, straw/hay, beautiful deep golden hue
Bale of hay, dried grass, stone fruit notes of ripe peach and apricot, caramel corn and sweet maple.
Spicy caramel up front with the proof, hints of maple then mellows with dried fruit and floral notes. Sweetness and spice reminiscent of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies.
Long and rich finish, lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate, notes of vanilla.
Uncle Nearest 1884 is the proud legacy of the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nearest Green. Each small batch comes from barrels chosen by our founders and each blend is curated by 5th generation Green descendant, Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler. Victoria’s signature can be found on the back of every bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey.
Light caramel, straw/hay, beautiful golden hue
Banana, sweet corn, dusty grain, lemon, cream custard, a touch of floral character.
Very soft and delicate palate with butterscotch, honey, smoked wood, apples.
Nutmeg, browned butter, banana.