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.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., an all minority-led business, encompasses a premium aged whiskey with a blend of 8- to 14- year old, an 11-year-old minimum age single barrel, and a 7-year-old small batch offering, all mellowed using the Lincoln County Process, a unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal. This process has been confirmed to have been brought to Tennessee by enslaved people and taught by Nearest Green to the most famous Tennessee Whiskey maker of all time. Uncle Nearest is distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labeled in Tennessee.
The company built its brand on its knack for sourcing the best of Tennessee whiskies and bourbons, and using its own non-temperature-controlled aging process and unique post-aging double filtration method that significantly changes the characteristics and profile of the original whiskies. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded new American premium whiskey brand in United States history, garnering 75 awards since its July 2017 debut, including being one of two brands named “World’s Best” at Whisky Magazine’s 2019 World Whiskies Awards, and earning 15 Best in Class. Cigar & Spirits Magazine also named Uncle Nearest one of the “Top 5 Whiskies in the World.”
The whiskey is currently available in all 50 states and 12 countries (while shipping into a total of 148 countries), in more than 10,000 stores, bars, restaurants and its 270-acre distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn., dubbed by a member of the press as “Malt Disney World.”
Now Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Nearest Green Distillery,
3125 Highway 231 N Shelbyville, TN
Whiskey is dripped through a tall coffee column, which is filled with a blend of coffee beans and bay nuts. Stir whiskey and syrup well. Pour into a fluted glass and top with warm coconut cream from an ISI canister.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, strain into a coupe glass, garnish with a lemon zest.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, strain into glass and garnish with a Peychaud’s bitters float.
Muddle blueberries, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with 3 blueberries and a mint leaf.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, strain over fresh ice. Served in a rocks glass with a half rim of special chipotle sea salt, garnish with blood orange segment.
Reverse dry shake, strain into a coupe or sherry glass. Garnish with 4 drops of Peychaud bitters.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, strain into a coupe glass, garnish with pineapple leaf or edible flowers.
Combine all, except ginger beer in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well. Fill glass with ice add ginger beer, then strain cocktail into glass.
Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer, into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and strain into a collins glass over ice, fill with ginger beer, and stir gently.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well, strain over fresh ice in a Pilsner glass and top with Ramazzotti Root Beer Foam.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and strain into glass and garnish with cherry.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into a coupette glass and dust with ground cookie. Dairy cream and milk can be substituted for oat cream and milk.
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