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Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

(70cl, 50%)

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

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Uncle Nearest Whiskey Bottling Note

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey is produced in Tennessee using a combination of corn and rye, and is put through the Lincoln County Process before being aged in new American oak barrels. Currently it's produced by two local distilleries as the brands own whiskey ages. The name honours Nathan Green, who was known as Uncle Nearest to friends and family, and was the first African-American master distiller on record in the USA. It's from Uncle Nearest that a particular Jack Daniel was taught about distilling was back in the mid-1800s. Nathan 'Nearest' Green is undoubtedly a figure who was vitally important to whiskey history.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Buttery vanilla and brown sugar, mixed with soft sultana and cinnamon sweetness.

Palate: Caramelised nuts, oat cookies, more brown sugar, sandalwood, authentic corn hints and a hint of cut grass.

Finish: Lingering mint leaf and milk chocolate notes, with a final touch of spicy oak.

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Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Reviews

Great Original Whiskey

True bourbon old-school feel and taste to it. You can almost sense the ancestors ie nearest green when drinking. It's nice and strong so best to drink neat or over ice. But also tastes nice with a chaser of cola or Pepsi. Highly recommended purchase. If you live Jack Daniels, then you will love Uncle Nearest!!

25th November 2020

Not bad!

One of the better sourced whiskies out there at the moment.

11th September 2020

Superb tipple!

Distinctly American, butterscotch oak and caramel. One of the finest bourbons I’ve tasted but not for the faint hearted, this is a big flavoured in your face bourbon. Fawn Weaver and her team have created a sophisticated monster!

30th August 2020

Best whisky on the market

Brought teo bottlee of this for myself and a friend, and wow! Whisky is well balanced, smooth and taste amazing! Made with quality and has a lovely aroma! Great on the rocks or just in its own! Il be back.

2nd May 2020


Not only doing I like this whiskey but I love reading the history on it. Definitely in my top 3 whiskey selection!

16th March 2020

It's smooth!

I wasn't a whiskey drinker until now. I got a bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856 premium for my 70th birthday and I'm enjoying it over ice. Not only the taste but appreciate the history.

14th September 2019

Across the pond Uncle Nearest has 3 other whiskey's. 1820 (single barrel) 1856 and just released 1884.

The very finest Tennessee Whiskey I have tried. 1856 is my go to. At 100 proof it is very smooth and aromatic that has an awesome aftertaste that is flavorful throughout the drink(s).

11th August 2019

Spicy sticky toffee pudding in a glass

Gotta say I love this pour.
Not only does it have an awesome TRUE back story to it but it ticks all the boxes for an American whiskey. I’m a fan of Jack Daniel’s from Old number 7 all the way up to Sinatra select and 150th anniversary (the expensive one.)
I love the J.D. single barrels, however, I prefer Uncle Nearest to the 3 bottles of J.D. single barrel select that I’ve tried so far. Saying all that everyone likes different flavours so let me attempt to convey how this fabulous sipping whiskey triggers my senses.
All the usual bourbon/American whiskey notes of vanilla and toffee caramel topped with freshly peeled apples and cinnamon. In fact it reminds me very much of sticky toffee pudding.
Oh yes!!! A Granola and maple syrup bar in liquid form…but not too sweet. Spicy, sticky toffee pud and custard. Vanilla & dark caramel like a dark chocolate Dime bar (remember those?) melting on the tongue. That warm alcohol spicy burn tingles pleasantly all around the outer edge of my tongue. Then there’s a slow comforting “Kentucky hug” or should I say Tennessee hug?
I’m on my 3rd bottle of this.

Pair this up with food and it’s awesome. Have it with the desert Sticky toffee pudding and it is AMAZING. Also (not very classy this one) dunk Oreos in it OMG!
Why 4.5 rather than 5 stars? Because I'm mean and a price point of £45 - £50 would be better but I guess that when production to meet demand increases, the price will reflect that.

17th July 2019

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