Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey is a 93 Proof Whiskey aged a minimum of 7 years. Each batch is hand-selected by our founders, and curated by our 5th Generation Master Blender, Victoria Butler.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the fastest growing “independent American whiskey brand in U.S. history. In 2019, Uncle Nearest 1884 joined the award-winning Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey line-up including Uncle Nearest 1820 and Uncle Nearest 1856. Together, these three ultra-premium whiskeys have garnered more than 85 awards since launching in July 2017, including two “World’s Best” by World Whiskies Awards, “Top 5 Whiskies in the World,” by Cigar & Spirits Magazine, “Chairman’s Trophy, Platinum and Double Gold” by SIP Awards and “Best American Whiskey.””
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.”
Introduced to this whiskey by my daughter along with the company's history. Great whiskey and great story. Enjoy this one neat. My wife who is not a big whiskey fan really likes this one. Caught her getting into the bottle one night without me. Really! Without me!
After hearing the story of Uncle Nearest and his remarkable story I had to purchase the 1856 and 1884 bottles of whiskey. I honestly bought them as collectors items and will always keep them. Uncle Nearest is a incredible part of African American History that I am so proud of learning about. I sincerely thank you for how well you securely packaged my order. It arrived at my home intact. Once again Thank You so very much.