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Uncle Nearest Releases a Straight Rye Whiskey, with Extra to Come

If you don’t know the Uncle Nearest story, it’s value pouring your self a glass of whiskey and familiarizing your self with the model. Launched in 2017, Nearest Inexperienced Distillery has racked up accoladess since its first whiskey hit the market. Now, Uncle Nearest is embarking on an bold growth that may add three everlasting expressions to its portfolio earlier than the top of 2022.

That trio contains Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey, Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Black Label, and Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Rye.

Uncle Nearest Straight Rye is the primary to hit cabinets. The 100-proof whiskey was hand-selected by four-time Grasp Blender of the Yr and great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Inexperienced, Victoria Eady Butler. It incorporates a daring nostril and a palate brimming with mild vanilla cream, caramelized sugar, and rye spice.

“It took us some time to launch our 100-proof straight rye whiskey,” says Butler, noting that it needed to stay as much as the fame of the model’s different whiskeys. “My great-great-grandfather’s legacy of excellence requires us to take our time to do issues otherwise. I’m assured he would have been so pleased with this straight rye whiskey.”

As a result of challenges round rising rye in Tennessee, Uncle Nearest Straight Rye originates in Canada however follows the precise American specs required to be a straight rye whiskey. It’s aged in New York for at least 4 years earlier than shifting right down to Tennessee, the place it’s then rested in used Uncle Nearest barrels for added maturation. The liquid is then tasted, barrel by barrel, and blended by Butler.

“After I was doing my analysis on Nearest Inexperienced, I got here throughout a handwritten letter from President William Taft,” says Fawn Weaver, the founder and CEO of Uncle Nearest. “The letter was dated Might 16, 1911, and was addressed to his U.S. Secretary of Battle, Jacob M. Dickinson, thanking him for sending his favourite rye whiskey ‘of the Lincoln County selection.’ This letter led me to consider rye whiskeys have been being made on this space, so after I discovered that letter there was little question in my thoughts a straight rye whiskey would in the future be added to our portfolio of whiskeys.”

Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey ($59) is offered nationwide at choose shops, on-line, and on the Nearest Inexperienced Distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee. This whiskey will quickly be adopted by the discharge of Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Black Label ($79) on November 25 and Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Rye ($89) on December 15.


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