Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 100 Proof 70cl

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey 100 Proof 70cl

 In stock
£62.50 inc VAT
  • Stock code
  • 5818
  • ABV
  • 50%
  • Closure
  • cork
  • Colour
  • Gold
  • Country
  • USA
  • Packaging
  • Glass
  • Region
  • Tennessee
  • Size
  • 70cl


Uncle Nearest 1856 is a blend of premium aged whiskey. It is produced in Tennessee from a combination of corn and rye, and is put through the Lincoln County Process before being aged in new American oak barrels. The whiskey is named in honour of Nathan Green, who was known as Uncle Nearest to friends and family, and was the first ever African-American master distiller on record in the USA.

Uncle Nearest was once a slave, but went on to become a master! More specifically, a master-distiller. It is Uncle Nearest who taught a rather famous Jack Daniel all about whiskey making and distilling back in the mid-1800s. Nathan 'Nearest' Green is undoubtedly an important figure in the development and history of US whiskey.

Light caramel with a beautiful deep golden hue

Hay and dried grass with some stone fruit notes of ripe peach and apricot, caramel corn and sweet maple

There's up front spicy caramel, with hints of maple. This mellows with dried fruit and floral notes. Sweetness and spice reminiscent of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies

Long and rich finish which lingers with pleasant sweetness on the palate and notes of vanilla