This St. Patrick’s Day, consider including Uncle Nearest’s Lucky No. 1856 in your celebration — a take on an Old Fashioned that will have you feeling the luck of the Irish (or Tennessean)!

Inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, and the first African-American master distiller on record in the US, Nathan “Nearest” Green, Uncle Nearest’s smooth taste lends itself perfectly to cocktails. Using rosemary and orange bitters, the Lucky No. 1856 has prominent citrus and aromatic shrub notes for those that prefer herbal over sweet libations.

Mix a few cocktails for friends and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!

Lucky No. 1856



  • 2 oz Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz rosemary honey syrup*
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: orange peel & rosemary sprig
  • Large ice cube

Method: Add Uncle Nearest, rosemary honey syrup and orange bitters to a mixing glass (if you don’t have a mixing glass you can use a pint glass). Add ice to the mixing glass, 1/2-3/4 full of ice. Take a bar spoon and stir 15 times. Pour over a large ice cube in a double Old Fashioned glass. Cut an orange peel and twist to express the oils. Add rosemary sprig

*To make rosemary honey syrup, use equal parts honey and hot water stir and cool to room temperature. Add rosemary sprigs and let cool overnight in the refrigerator.

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