-VIRTUAL TASTING EVENT- Uncle Nearest American Whiskey
Amazing Afternoon with Award-Winning Uncle Nearest Bourbon
Where: Virtually on Zoom. When: Saturday, September 12, 5:00 PM PT Cost: $58 (includes tax)
What You Get:
-Full-sized bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Award-Winning Tennessee Whiskey - Sample vials Uncle Nearest expressions being tasted - A really cool box of giveaways including a rocks glass, jigger, branded mask and hand sanitizer - Best of all - an educational session with Uncle Nearest' Master Blender Victoria Eady-Butler
If you're a lover of American Whiskey and Bourbon, then you will not want to miss this special event! Uncle Nearest is a Tennessee whiskey named after Nathan "Nearest" Green, the first African-American master distiller on record. In fact, he taught a young Jack Daniel how to make whiskey! The 1856 expression is a 100-proof whiskey (8-11 years old) which has won many awards including gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named one of the best World's best whiskies of 2019 by Whisky Magazine. Cigar and Spirits Magazine named Uncle Nearest one of the "top five whiskies in the world."
The 1884 whiskey (each of you gets a bottle!) is 93 proof and 7 years old. The barrels selected for each small batch are curated by a descendent of Nearest Green - the first was selected by Victoria, the Master Blender.
The Uncle Nearest brand is an all minority-led business and all of its whiskies are mellowed using the Lincoln County Process, unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal. This process has been confirmed to have been brought to Tennessee by enslaved people and was the one that Nearest Green taught to Jack Daniel. Uncle Nearest is distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labeled in Tennessee.
About Victoria Eady-Butler, Master Blender
It is not often that we're lucky enough to get the actual Master Blender of a major whiskey brand to lead our events. Victoria Eady-Butler is a descendent of Nearest Green and is the first known African-American woman Master Blender. She is extremely skilled with a gifted palate; the very first batch of whiskey she ever blended sold out. Today, her whiskies are being recognized around the world.
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