The best whiskey there is
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey
Whiskey /50% ABV / Tennessee, United States
- 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
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 - Tastings.comView all products by Uncle NearestCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Chester J.Verified BuyerJan 1 2022Verified Buyer PaulDec 24 2021
Great but out of stock.
EricVerified BuyerDec 21 2021Verified Buyer
Robert R.Verified BuyerDec 21 2021Verified Buyer
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ToddVerified BuyerDec 21 2021Verified Buyer
A great treat. Had an unexpected fruity finish. A new favorite.
Christi N.Verified BuyerDec 17 2021Verified Buyer
This is a gift for my husband, but he's had it before and loves it.
Leandro S.Verified BuyerNov 25 2021Verified Buyer
This was the most delicious and smoothest whiskey I’ve had. Nice notes of oak and caramel.
JonathanVerified BuyerOct 28 2021Verified Buyer
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!
KaminskyVerified BuyerJun 19 2021Verified Buyer
I bought for my barber for Father’s Day. Unknowingly, I gotten him is favorite uncle.
Alecia D.Verified BuyerJun 1 2021Verified Buyer
This is a really good mid-range whiskey
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.