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On July 19 in Portland, we were part of the launch of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey. We partnered with them on a limited release Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Salt. Nearest Green was the slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey and for many years served as his mentor. His involvement hidden for years, Fawn Weaver established a company under his name to honor this master distiller. The whiskey debuted in Portland, followed by Nashville Tennessee.

Brand spokesman, Keith Miles, said, “This whiskey is meant to bring to the forefront the man who so few outside of Lynchburg, Tennessee knew was one of the most important master distillers in the creation of what is now known as Tennessee whiskey. Having spent so much time with Green’s descendants, our founders knew their desire was to honor him with a premium whiskey made as close to his way as possible and bring it to every bar and spirit shop around the world, so everyone would know his name.”  The result was a Premium Aged whiskey with a golden hay color and notes of caramel, stone fruit and maple.


As part of the Uncle Nearest Launch, we produced a small batch of our pure flake sea salt infused with Uncle Nearest 1956 Whiskey.  It has a wonderful spicy caramel bite and golden hue. Use it to top fresh peaches, nectarines and stone fruit, in oatmeal raisin cookies or on your favorites meats.

Find this Whiskey Salt in our infused salts section.


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