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Uncle Nearest: Untold Stories Behind the Whiskey Still

Food for Thought | Presented by The Greene Space x MoFAD

Originally Aired: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Overview

ON DEMAND VIDEO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, straight up, or on the rocks — you’re sipping on American history. In the mid-1800s, the first African American master distiller on record in the US, Nearest Green, taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey in Lynchburg, Tennessee. As an enslaved man, he refined the Lincoln County process, a charcoal filtration method still used today, giving Tennessee whiskey its distinct flavor. 

Together with MOFAD we present a virtual exploration of the overlooked history and longtime traditions of African American distillers, featuring Fawn Weaver, CEO of Uncle Nearest Whiskey, and Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery

 After a cocktail demo with Shannon Mustipher, author and the founder of Women Who Tiki, the panelists will discuss entrepreneurship and the legacy of Black distillers and brewers. 

 As part of your ticket purchase, you have the option to order Uncle Nearest whiskey to follow the cocktail demo. Orders must be placed by February 3.

*You must be 21 years or older and reside in one of the following states to purchase Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.

As part of your ticket purchase, you have the option to order Uncle Nearest whiskey to follow the cocktail demo. Orders must be placed by February 3.

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey can ONLY be shipped to the following states:

AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

And you must be 21 or older to order.

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