Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is made using local ingredients from Tennessee. Way back in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, but his family and friends called him Uncle Nearest.
Uncle Nearest is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States and thought to be responsible for helping perfect the Lincoln County Process, a requirement in being categorized as Tennessee Whiskey.
The evening included an introduction to the Uncle Nearest brand led by founder Fawn Weaver, including two cocktails, tastings and heavy appetizers.