Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey
The Uncle Nearest distillery is located in Shelbyville, Tenn. The famously small town is where Nathan "Nearest" Green, the first known African-American master distiller, lived and made whiskey in what was then known as Lincoln County. The company now owns the 313-acre farm where the original Jack Daniel Distillery was located, and where Green taught Daniel the art of making Tennessee whiskey.
The 1884 bottling is a lighter bodied whiskey than their flagship 1856 whiskey, bottled at 93 proof and aged a minimum of 7 years. Nose of churned butter, honey, and toast. Palate shows a lovely mild sweetness, with vanilla cupcake, smoked wood, and wisps of something floral.