When you hear about whiskey from Lynchburg, Tennessee, you undoubtedly think of distilling behemoth Jack Daniels. But if you want to go back to the roots of charcoal mellowing in whiskey distillation, you need to go no further than Nathan "Nearest" Green. The first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Green is finally being recognized with Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey. This whiskey is aged for a minimum of seven years after undergoing the triple charcoal mellowing process Green pioneered. As a slave, Green was Jack Daniel's master distiller and deserves the credit for the now famous whiskey brand's original recipe. Uncle Nearest Whiskey arrives not only as a great option for sipping or mixing but as a tribute and historical correction to everything you've been taught about Tennessee whiskey.