Uncle Nearest crafts an impressive range of whiskeys in the historic tradition of the first Black master distiller, Nearest Green. In 2021, it became the best-selling African American-owned and founded spirit brand in history, and the most-awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019, 2020 and 2021, with 500+ awards and accolades.
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With 3,000,000+ bottles sold, this Tennessee whiskey is on pace to break records for fastest-growing American whiskey company. You can’t argue with 335 Gold medals and 59 Best in Class honors, but don’t take our word for it. Give it a taste test with this caffeinated cocktail by mixologist Kristin Hawker of Atlanta.
All Treats, No Tricks
1.5 oz Uncle Nearest 1884
1 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1.5 oz espresso
1.5 oz milk of choice
1 oz simple syrup
Cinnamon, as garnish
Method: Fill a Collins glass with ice to ¾ full. Pour Kahlua first, followed by milk of choice. Do not stir as to create a layered effect. In a shaker add espresso, Uncle Nearest 1884, simple syrup and ice. Shake 8-10 times. Strain on top of other ingredients already on ice in the Collins glass. Do not stir. Top with cinnamon as garnish.