Veteran Whiskey Review: Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey


Nearest Green Distillery

Mash bill





100 Proof

Purchase Price


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History – Founded in Lynchburg, TN by Reverend Call and the man who they call Nathan “Nearest” Green the reverends slave. Nathan Helped train the juggernaut, Jack Daniels, on the process of distilling. Which is still followed today. Uncle Nearest 1856 is Bottled in Shelbyville, TN at the Nearest Green Distillery. The Super-Premium Whiskey from Tennessee Took Home 45 Awards in 2019.

Value – Priced at Total wine & more for $48.99 for the 750L bottle. I would like for it to be a little cheaper but I believe it’s a fair value for the price due to the quality you get.

Appearance – This is a corked rectangle with a short neck that presents a medium copper-colored bourbon whiskey.

Nose – When you pop the cork on this majestic bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856 you will be hit with the sweet smells of caramel, maple, and a hint of honey. This produces a very pleasing scent that isn’t hotter than a jalapeno’s armpit that you would expect from 100 proof.

Palate – This Tennessee premium bourbon whiskey will catch you off guard when it hits your tongue with that oomph of caramel infused with maple and a slight touch of almond. It does not possess that fiery burn from a 100-proof shot. Don’t get me wrong it has burn but it’s not hotter than a four-puckered billy goat if you know what I mean.

Finish – After you downed that first shot or sipped your first drink the finish is a well-off oak, honey, and hints of vanilla that lasts its fair share. I was impressed with the finish of this bottle. It has a great finish to put it lightly that all need to experience.

Summary – In summary of Uncle Nearest 1856, it’s very clear that Nathan “Nearest” Green found the right recipe all those years ago. I’m glad they have kept his legacy going in the great bottle because many bourbons aren’t scratching the surface of the quality of this bottle.

If you are looking for a big-league bourbon to enjoy then look no further than Uncle Nearest 1856. I honestly believe one could find the essential elements for the drink of greatness. If you are a novice or an expert and have never tried this I encourage you to do so or you will never know what you’re missing.”
Eric Watkins

Uniqueness- 1-10 – 7

Appearance- 1-10 – 6

Nose- 1-20 – 16

Palate- 1-20 – 14

Finish- 1-20 – 17

Value- 1-20 – 13


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Reviewed by:

Eric Watkins on 09/09/2022

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