Uncle Nearest Releases First Rye Whiskey

Shelbyville, Tennessee-based Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has released its first rye whiskey—Uncle Nearest Rye Uncut/Unfiltered Straight Whiskey.

To create the 105.08-proof whiskey, Uncle Nearest sourced its rye from Canada and raised it in New York for four years. Once it was ready, the Uncle Nearest team brought it back to Tennessee to rest and finish in its barrels before being bottled. The new expression reinforces master blender Victoria Eady Butler’s ability to create the highest quality whiskeys possible even when moving away from the filtration process that was created by her great-great-grandfather. 

“My great-great-grandfather was known for his whiskey filtration method,” said master blender Victoria Eady Butler, a fifth-generation Nearest Green descendant. “But this 100% rye is so spectacular, we dared not cut or filter it.”

Uncle Nearest’s inaugural rye whiskey is available as a distillery exclusive offering available for purchase ($149) at the Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville.

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