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Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Whiskey /50% ABV / Tennessee, United States

Product Details

American Whiskey
Tennessee, United States
Tasting Notes
Bold, Caramel, Dried Fruit, Spicy, Stone Fruit, Vanilla
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn, Rye
Food Pairing
Cured Meats, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Fruit - Dried
Brand Ownership
Black-owned, Woman-owned

Product Description

Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend of 8-14 year old barrels, bottled at 100 proof. Uncle Nearest is astonishingly smooth, and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite whiskey or bourbon cocktail. In 2017, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey launched in the United States. Honoring the first African American master distiller, this premium whiskey swiftly rolled out throughout the U.S. and abroad, and can now be found in 50 States, 12 Countries, and shipped to over 148 countries in the world. Uncle Nearest is now the Fastest-Growing Independent American Whiskey Brand in U.S. History. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has garnered more than 125 awards and accolades throughout the world, including “Top 5 Whiskies in the World” by Cigar & Spirits Magazine and “World’s Best” by Whisky Magazine. Uncle Nearest was the most awarded premium American whiskey or bourbon of 2019. AWARDS & ACCOLADES: • 90 Rating - Wine Enthusiast • 95 Rating - Ultimate Spirits Challenge • 96 Rating -

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Community Reviews

4.9(39 Reviews)
  • Chester J.
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    Jan 1 2022
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    The best whiskey there is

  • PaulDec 24 2021

    Great but out of stock.

  • Eric
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    Dec 21 2021
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    Excellent. Smooth.

  • Robert R.
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    Dec 21 2021
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    If you don't know, you need to. Look it up.

  • Todd
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    Dec 21 2021
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    A great treat. Had an unexpected fruity finish. A new favorite.

  • Christi N.
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    Dec 17 2021
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    This is a gift for my husband, but he's had it before and loves it.

  • Leandro S.
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    Nov 25 2021
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    This was the most delicious and smoothest whiskey I’ve had. Nice notes of oak and caramel.

  • Jonathan
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    Oct 28 2021
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    This and Uncle Nearest 1884 are the absolute best American whiskeys available today. The 1856 is every so slightly superior, but others like Jack Daniel’s (even their so-called ‘high end’ Gentlemen Jack is such a distant third as to be not even worth comparing!

  • Kaminsky
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    Jun 19 2021
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    I bought for my barber for Father’s Day. Unknowingly, I gotten him is favorite uncle.

  • Alecia D.
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 1 2021
    Verified Buyer

    This is a really good mid-range whiskey



Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.

About the brand

Nearest Green was the first known African-American Master Distiller. Aptly nicknamed the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, it was Nearest who perfected the globally recognized Lincoln County process, a unique filtering method that utilizes sugar maple charcoal, turning straight bourbon into Tennessee Whiskey. The Lincoln County Process was named after the county where Nearest lived and made whiskey. Since its launch in July 2017, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has become the fastest-growing independent American whiskey brand in U.S. history, as well as the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon brand of 2019. Recent awards include Double Gold at the SF World Spirits Competition, World's Best Whiskey in 2019 and 2020, Best American Whiskey at the New Orleans Bourbon Festival, and a 95 Points from the Critics Challenge.

Try these Uncle Nearest recipes

Tennessee Buck

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Uncle Nearest Old Fashioned

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Try this classic drink with Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey.