TODAY, IT’S THE FASTEST-GROWING INDEPENDENT AMERICAN WHISKEY BRAND, AVAILABLE IN ALL 50 STATES IN JUST TWO YEARS.
Like many times throughout history, Black people continue to be erased from our contributions to some of the most innovative and essential inventions and resources.
In the words of Angela Rye, let’s not forget: We even built this joint for free.
So it’s no surprise that the spirits industry would be any different. And thankfully we have Fawn Weaver to thank for telling a very important story that many of us may have never known. Fawn first learned of the story of Nearest Green by reading Clay Risen’s article in the New York Times. It was then that she decided to make this her life’s work.
Nathan “Nearest” Green, was the one who first taught a young Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey and who is thought to have perfected the Lincoln County Process that defines Tennessee Whiskey. And his name will now …