This was a lofty experiment that worked. The results of this 100-percent rye mash bill, matured in used Uncle Nearest barrels before being bottled at 100-proof, keeps with the tradition of creating some of the most awarded whiskeys in the world. This is rye whiskey, elevated, hitting every mark with its rich flavor profile, incredible balance of spices, and extraordinarily smooth finish.
On the nose: bold and decadent with notes of praline, nutmeg and white pepper.
On the palate: brimming with light vanilla cream, caramelized sugar and the unmistakable spice of rye. A long, rich and well-balanced finish.
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.