Attention all stylish men and whiskey enthusiasts! Swift + Moore has just announced their exclusive distribution rights to Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. This award-winning brand has won over 640 awards and accolades since its launch in 2017, making it a highly sought-after spirit. Not only that, but Uncle Nearest is also the best-selling African American-founded and owned spirit brand of all time, having passed the $100 million mark in sales last year.
But Uncle Nearest isn’t just another whiskey brand. It has a fascinating backstory that is often forgotten. The brand is named after the world’s first known African American master distiller, Nearest Green, who was born in Maryland around 1820. Nearest worked on the farm of a country preacher and distiller in Lincoln County, where he perfected a process that gave his whiskey a unique smoothness: sugar maple charcoal filtering. This process, later named the Lincoln County Process, is the key distinguisher between Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey is a 93-proof whiskey with an approachable proof and slightly softer flavor profile. Its aroma includes honey, warm brown sugar, cedar, orange peel, and tobacco flower, which blend into a palate of caramel balanced with spicy wood tannins, baking chocolate, and nougat. It has a long, smooth finish with lingering cinnamon, dark chocolate, oak tannins, and maple syrup.
According to Cameron Crowley, the Managing Director of Swift + Moore, “It is a genuine privilege to offer this remarkable collection of American whiskeys to the Australian market. There is no American whiskey or bourbon with a history that matches the Uncle Nearest story, and certainly no American whiskey or bourbon that has impressed the world’s judges like this one.”
So, if you’re looking for a premium whiskey with a unique backstory and an award-winning taste, look no further than Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, now exclusively available through Swift + Moore. Cheers!