Uncle Nearest 1856 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)

SKU #1399128 90 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Sarsaparilla and vanilla lead the nose and palate. There’s a strong drying feel to the sip, which sizzles with ginger and cinnamon right into the toasty vanilla and almond finish. Made with a blend of 8-11 year old whiskies. (KN) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

K&L Notes

A celebratory bottling crafted to honor Nathan "Nearest" Green, the first African American master distiller and the man at least partially responsible for perfecting the Lincoln County process, the hallmark of Tennessee whiskey. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey is admired for its caramel, nutmeg, charred, and apple flavor notes. This American whiskey is carefully distilled at Uncle Nearest distillery. Based on 58 votes, the average rating for Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey is 8.4/10. It's truly one of Tennessee's finest.

Price: $54.99

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By: Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/22/2019 | Send Email
Another whiskey with a neat little story behind it. Coming from a polytechnic schooling, I’d typically ask for sources but the juice seems to speak for itself. The nose is sweet and rich with notes of vanilla, orange peel, stewed figs and a bit of sweetgrass. The palate is soft with a light sweetness that hits the tip of your tongue. Then the sarsaparilla and oak notes start coming through and the finish is drawn out with a bit of sweet mint at the end. At 100 proof, it drinks beautifully and is something I wouldn’t mind having on my bar cart at this price point.

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