Skip to main content Accessibility Help
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey*Packaging may vary

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

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 -

View all products by Uncle NearestCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING

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

  • whiskey

If you are looking for something citrusy and smooth, look no further than the Tennessee Buck.

Uncle Nearest Old Fashioned

  • whiskey

Try this classic drink with Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey.