Notes: Premium aged whiskey between 8 and 14 years old.
Strength: 50% ABV (100 proof)
Description: Nathan Nearest Green, known by those in his hometown of Lynchburg, Tenn., as Uncle Nearest, a former enslaved man and the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. He was known to have help create the Lincoln County Process, a special Maple charcoal filtration method required to be labeled as a Tennessee Whiskey. Not only is he credited with teaching Jack Daniel the whiskey-making process but he is now credited as the first master distiller for Jack Daniel’s.
It has a caramel color with a beautiful deep golden hue. On the nose, baled hay and pumpkin seeds with subtle notes of ripe stone fruit and caramel corn. Bold and spicy upfront then mellows with sweet caramel and maple, like biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is long and rich. It lingers on the palate with notes of vanilla after the spice dissipates.