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THE STORY OF NEAREST GREEN

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 honor, respect, and an unlikely friendship that could be the greatest American story you never heard.

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green. The brand is the fastest growing American whiskey in US history, and the portfolio is the Most Awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Our four ultra-premium whiskeys have garnered over 450 awards and accolades since the brand’s 2017 launch, with 54 Best in Class honors, including: Spirit Brand of the Year from Wine Enthusiast, two Chairman’s Trophies from Ultimate Spirits Challenge, back-to-back Master Blender of the Year awards from Whisky Magazine, Whisky of the Year from USA Spirits Ratings, and back-to-back honors of “World’s Best” at the 2019 and 2020 World Whiskies Awards.

Uncle Nearest is currently available in all 50 states and 12 countries, and is sold in more than 25,000 stores, bars, hotels, restaurants, as well as at its 432-acre distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn., dubbed as “Malt Disney World.”

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Merchandise

Cocktails

Old Fashioned

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 0.25 oz  Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes  Hella Cocktail Co. Aromatic Bitters
  • Orange or Lemon Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Stir for 30 seconds, or until desired chill and dilution are reached. Garnish with an orange or lemon peel.

Bell Buckle

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest 1884
  • 0.75 oz  Sorel
  • 0.25 oz  Averna
  • 3 Dashes  Hella Cocktail Co. Ginger Bitters
  • Lemon Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, or until desired chill and dilution are reached. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Perfect 36

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest 1884
  • 0.75 oz  Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 - 0.75 oz  Real Grenadine*
  • *Real Grenadine: Combine 1 cup pomegranate juice with 1 cup sugar over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp orange zest. Let sit for 30 minutes. Strain and cool.

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a small, chilled coupe glass.

Tennessee Buck

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 0.5 oz  Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz  Ginger Syrup
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lemon Wheel Garnish

The Method

Fill a highball glass with ice. Combine Uncle Nearest 1856, fresh lemon juice, and ginger syrup. Stir to combine. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Mint Julep

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 6-8  Mint Leaves
  • 0.25 oz  Simple Syrup (or more to taste)
  • Hella Cocktail Co. Aromatic Bitters (optional)
  • Mint Sprig Garnish

The Method

Gently muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup in a Julep cup or rocks glass. Add Uncle Nearest 1856 and pack the glass with crushed ice. Stir until the outside of the glass is frosted. Add more ice to form a small dome. Garnish with a mint spring and aromatic bitters (optional).

Hibiscus Daisy

The Ingredients

  • 1 oz  Uncle Nearest 1884
  • 1 oz  Equiano Light Rum
  • 1 oz  Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz  1:1 Agave Syrup
  • 0.5 oz  Sorel Liqueur
  • Pinch of Coarse Sea Salt
  • Lemon Wheel garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and a pinch of salt. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Copper Skies

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 0.75 oz  Cinnamon Syrup
  • 0.5 oz  Lime Juice
  • 1.5 oz  Coconut Water
  • Grapefruit Soda
  • Grated Cinnamon
  • Grapefruit Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice and top with grapefruit soda to taste. Garnish with a grapefruit peel and fresh grated cinnamon.

Rye Smash

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz  Uncle Nearest Straight Rye
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Mint Leaves
  • 0.5 oz - 0.75 oz  Simple Syrup
  • Seasonal fruit (optional)

The Method

Combine lemon wedges, mint leaves, simple syrup, (and seasonal fruit if using) in a cocktail shaker. Muddle gently to release juice and oils. Add Uncle Nearest Straight Rye and ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Uncle Nearest Sidecar

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest 1884
  • 1 oz  Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz  Simple Syrup
  • 0.5 oz  Cointreau Liqueur
  • Orange Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Revolver

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 0.5 oz  Coffee Liqueur
  • Dashes Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters
  • Flamed Orange Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, or until desired chill and dilution are reached. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Flame an orange peel and express the oils over the drink. Set the peel on the rim of the glass for garnish.

Gold Rush

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest Straight Rye
  • 0.75 oz  Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz  1:1 Honey Syrup
  • Lemon Wheel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 8-10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Boulevardier

The Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz  Uncle Nearest 1856
  • 0.75 oz  Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz  Campari
  • Orange Peel Garnish

The Method

Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, or until desired chill and dilution are reached. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

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