Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest

Uncle Nearest Whiskey


In 2017, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey launched in the U.S., honoring the first African American master distiller on record and has now become the fastest growing independent whiskey brand in U.S. history.

Uncle Nearest 1856 is an award-winning blend of 8-14 year old barrels, bottled at 100 proof. Uncle Nearest is astonishingly smooth, and can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite whiskey or bourbon cocktail.

1856 signifies the year Nearest Green helped perfect the Lincoln County Process. This unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal was named after the county where Nearest lived and made whiskey.

Distribution: Uncle Nearest has national distribution. It should be available in most liquor stores.


About the Owner(s)

Fawn Weaver

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nearest Green.

Fawn Weaver has been a serial entrepreneur for nearly 25 years. As the CEO and founder of Grant Sidney, Inc. (GSI), a privately held investment company, Weaver has often been active in her investments, serving in leadership capacities behind the scenes.

Weaver serves as the CEO of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, a company she founded in 2016, which sits under the Grant Sidney umbrella. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the fastest-growing independent American whiskey brand in U.S. history.