Spicy caramel up front with the proof, hints of maple then mellows with dried fruit and floral notes. Sweetness and spice reminiscent of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies. Finish is long and rich, lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate, notes of vanilla.
The Uncle Nearest distillery is located in Shelbyville, Tenn. The famously small town is where Nathan "Nearest" Green lived and made whiskey in what was then known as Lincoln County. The company now owns the 313-acre farm where the original Jack Daniel Distillery was located, and where Green taught Daniel the art of making Tennessee whiskey. As their own whiskey ages, they are working with two local distilleries making Tennessee whiskey, barreling close to the same 110-proof Nearest was known for, and bottling at just the right age.