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Celebrating National Whiskey Day with Uncle Nearest

Flaming Flamingo ( Drink by Master Gorilla Kie/ Photo by Lipstickroyalty Images)
Flaming Flamingo ( Drink by Master Gorilla Kie/ Photo by Lipstickroyalty Images)

Today we raise a glass to celebrate National Whiskey Day! This special day, which falls on March 27th, is the perfect excuse to gather with friends and family and enjoy a smooth sip of whiskey. And what better way to celebrate than with Uncle Nearest - an award-winning whiskey brand that not only delivers exceptional taste but also has a rich history behind it.


We have had the opportunity to work with Uncle Nearest since 2019. We have witnessed firsthand the passion and dedication behind this brand. From activations to tastings, Uncle Nearest has always been a crowd favorite and it's not hard to see why.


The History of Uncle Nearest


Uncle Nearest is named after the legendary "Nearest" Green, a black man who is known as the first African American master distiller in the United States. He was also the mentor and teacher to Jack Daniel. The brand is owned and founded by Fawn Weaver, who learned about Uncle Nearest's story and was determined to honor him and his legacy through the creation of this whiskey. Fawn and Victoria Eady Butler, great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Green, have worked tirelessly to uncover the true history and legacy of Uncle Nearest, and their efforts have resulted in a brand that not only produces exceptional whiskey but also celebrates and honors an important figure in American history.


How to Celebrate National Whiskey Day with Uncle Nearest


There are many ways to celebrate National Whiskey Day with Uncle Nearest. Here are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect celebration:


  • Host a whiskey tasting

  • Gather your friends and family and host a whiskey tasting party featuring different varieties of Uncle Nearest. Not only will you get to try different flavors, but you'll also learn about the history behind each one.

  • Create whiskey cocktails

  • Get creative and mix up some delicious whiskey cocktails using Uncle Nearest as the main ingredient. From classic Old Fashioned to modern twists like a Spicy Whiskey Sour, there are endless possibilities to explore.

  • Visit the distillery

  • If you live near Shelbyville, Tennessee, where Uncle Nearest is distilled, take a trip to their distillery for a tour and tasting. You'll get an up-close look at the production process and learn more about Uncle Nearest's history.

  • Support local businesses

  • Show your love for Uncle Nearest by purchasing a bottle from your favorite local liquor store or bar. By supporting small businesses, you can help spread the word about this amazing whiskey brand.


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