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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 brand's 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.

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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 pour

A lovely pour and at £50-£55 perfect. Similar processed used as with the Jack Daniel's single barrel.
I don't understand the scathing negative reviews below but I guess different strokes for different folks. A sourced whiskey and lashings of butterscotch, maple syrup and spicey notes. Probably on my 10th bottle.

3rd July 2021

Solid stuff

Good, solid Tennessee product. mellow, enjoyable, but nothing jumps out and says "buy me a lot."

23rd February 2021

A delicious hint of the American dram

I was a little wary of what was to come with this one, but the sweet notes of toffee and smooth buttery taste were worth the wait.

23rd January 2021

Great bourbon

Beautiful bourbon, oily, chewy, sweet, vanilla and oak, nuts, chocolatey. Lovely stuff

10th January 2021

Stay clear

Thought this was pretty average after first couple of sips. It is very oily with a sweet buttery taste.. After a few more sips I was hit with a really nasty chemical taste which made it really difficult to finish the glass. Definately wouldn't recommend this!

8th January 2021

Cloying aftertaste

This Whisky has a chemical flavor. I really wanted to like it for its amazing history but it lacks complexity and has a very cloying aftertaste. Overall very disappointed especially given the price.

3rd January 2021

Awful

Awful swill. Tastes cheap, lacks balance. Possibly the worst whisky I have ever had.

23rd December 2020

Worst dram of the Calendar so far (2020)

I guess if you like bourbon, you'll enjoy this.
If you don't I have a lot of good Scottish words to describe how truly bowfing it is.

None of the flavours work together, it tastes cheap and oily, like supermarket own brand margarine. Yuck.

18th December 2020

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

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