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Review #120 Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey: Tennessee

Score: 7.2 / 10

Distillery: Corsair Distillery

Type: Tennessee Whiskey


For those not in the know, Uncle Nearest (Nearest Green) was a black slave that taught Jack Daniels how to distill whiskey. Yes the largest selling whiskey brand of all time was initially created by a slave. Is your mind blown yet?


Uncle Nearest is a bit late to the game, but is now distilled at Corsair Distillery. There is a lot of mystery as to what the exact mash bill is on this expression. It's a closely guarded secret. However, we all know it can't change too mush as a Tennessee whiskey. Maybe just check out Jack Daniels and I bet you would be pretty close.


The company is still currently a black owned business if you are looking to endorse on that front. We took advantage of trying it out and loved learning more about the history behind the brand.



Whiskey Review:


Nose: Hay and grasses meet caramel corn candy, chocolate covered cherries and mixed nuts


Palate: Earthy and grassy as expected in a Tennessee. Ethanol is a bit much on the palate. Tannic leather, very nutty on the back end.


Finish: Long. It's got a bite to it for the proof. Strong oak start, then nuts and leather take over. Ethanol and hay continue to linger long after.


Score: 7.2


Scale:

S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)

A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)

B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)

C - competent (7-7.9)

D - disappointing (6-6.9)

F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)


Availability? Common. Any larger store will generally have this. If you loved that charcoal filtered Tennessee taste, this has everything that you will love.


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