If you are looking to include some extra special whiskeys for Dad to add to his bar, consider Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey.


Treat your dad, husband, brother, grandpa, uncle, or favorite mentor to a whiskey from Tennessee with a truly unique history… Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the US, Nathan “Nearest” Green. Considered the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, it was Green who first taught a young orphaned Jack Daniels how to distill whiskey all those years ago.

Today, to honor this incredible man, Green’s legacy has been bottled in the form of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey. The spicy caramel with hints of maple taste of this award-winning whiskey is delicious neat, over ice, or mixed up in a cocktail, like the Don Draper (recipe below), perfect to mix up for all the impactful men in your life this Father’s Day.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey

Proof: 100 (50% ABV) ~ Age: Blend of 8-11 YO whiskey ~ SRP: $59.95 (shop here)

Learn more about “The Story of Nearest Green” from award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright, here.

Don Draper

  • 2 oz Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz maple syrup
  • 4 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Fresh cinnamon, for garnishOrange peel, for garnish

Combine Uncle Nearest 1856, maple syrup and black walnut bitters in a glass with ice and stir. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Shave fresh cinnamon over the top, and garnish with a flamed orange peel.


Old Hat ~ Created by the master mixologists at Bull in China (Portland)

  • 2 oz. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz. allspice dram
  • Barspoon maple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura® Bitters
  • Pinch of salt

Method: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill, then strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.