Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has captivated the hearts and minds of conscientious whiskey consumers around the world. The brand is the first to honor an African-American in the whiskey industry, a group that has gone largely unrecognized in spite of its heavy involvement in the creation of the American Whiskey market. In 2017, Uncle Nearest Whiskey enlisted “The Lifestyle Specialist,” Kenny Burns as a partner, to join its growing team of seasoned industry veterans to continue the branding of this great American story. Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019, 2020, AND 2021
As I travel around the world and tell this great story of the first known African-American master distiller, I am still amazed at the number of people who are yet to have heard his name and his significance in the whiskey business.
- Fawn Weaver, Chief Historian and Co-founder of the Brand