Newslink: Uncle Nearest Debuts 1884 As A Lighter Bodied Whiskey
The story of Uncle Nearest, an American whiskey brand, is centered around the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nathan “Nearest” Green. Green’s tale has come to light in recent times as being the first true distiller tied to the Jack Daniel’s brand (though Brown-Forman, Daniel’s parent company, does not own Uncle Nearest), having taught the namesake to distill. Uncle Nearest has had a few busy years thus far with its 1856 whiskey release and plans for a Tennessee distillery. Now word is they are debuting another whiskey offering that’s said to be lighter bodied for sipping.