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Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Whiskey /50% ABV / Tennessee, United States

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Product details

Category
American Whiskey
Region
Tennessee, United States
ABV
50%
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

Our inaugural whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend, bottled at 100 proof. It is astonishingly smooth, and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite whiskey or bourbon cocktail. This legacy era bottling contains whiskey from our own barrels, and we couldn't be more proud to share it with you. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the fastest growing American whiskey brand in U.S. history. In 2017, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey launched in the United States. Honoring the first known African American master distiller, Nearest Green, this premium whiskey swiftly rolled out throughout the U.S. and abroad. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has garnered more than 475 awards and accolades throughout the world since the brand’s July 2017 debut including the coveted Double Gold award at the 2020, 2021 and 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Uncle Nearest has earned 56 Best in Class honors, including Spirit Brand of the Year from Wine Enthusiast, two Chairman’s Trophies from Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Whisky of the Year from USA Spirits Ratings, and back-to-back honors of “World’s Best” at the 2019 and 2020 World Whiskies Awards.

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  • Dyn
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    It's Regal, Royal, and Raunchy yet Refined!!!!

  • Brandon Williams.
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    The best whiskey I’ve ever had. I’ve been waiting months to find 1856 and it was worth the wait

  • Cheena

    Rich, smooth… great in a cocktail, better neat. If you visit their website, they have a list of amazing drinks and cocktails you can make with Uncle Nearest. This needs to be a staple in your liquor closet.

  • Lamont
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    The best whiskey out!!!!!

  • Chester J.
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    The best whiskey there is

  • Paul

    Great but out of stock.

  • Eric
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    Excellent. Smooth.

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

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

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

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FAQs

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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