ICONIC BAR TO HOST QUEENS DEBUT OF HISTORIC WHISKEY
Uncle Nearest is the First Spirit Brand To Commemorate An African-American
WOODHAVEN, NY (August 8, 2018) – Historic Neirs Tavern announced today it has been selected as the official Queens launch event of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, the most talked about new whiskey brand in the U.S. Inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, Nearest Green, the premium whiskey has already won 11 awards in 11 months including the coveted gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits and named one of the Top 5 Whiskies in the World by Cigar & Spirits Magazine.
The event will take place place on August 16th from 6pm-8pm and is being hosted by the team at Neirs Tavern, 87-48 78th street in Woodhaven. The event will offer free whiskey tastings, a signature whiskey gift basket raffle and specialty cocktail tastings for all in attendance. Walk-ins are accepted but guests are encouraged to get a free ticket at Event Brite.
Nearest Green, known by those in his hometown of Lynchburg, Tenn., as Uncle Nearest, was a former enslaved man and the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. He is thought to have helped perfect the Lincoln County Process, a special charcoal filtering method required to be considered Tennessee Whiskey, named after the county in which Nearest lived and made whiskey. Not only is he credited with teaching Jack Daniel the whiskey-making process that made him famous, but he has now been credited as the first master distiller for Jack Daniel’s.
The organizers are hoping this event officially brings two historic brand stories together that reflects the many untold stories of so many others that have gone unrecognized. Together, Uncle Nearest and Neirs Tavern have over 350 years of American history and are both working to regain their significance and rightful place in the fabric of history to bring attention to others that are just as deserving of their own recognition.
“This is bigger than race. Uncle Nearest is the story of Neirs Tavern, Queens and many of the great places and people, like us, that haven’t recived the recognition we deserve,” says Loycent Gordon, owner of Historic Neirs Tavern.
A local Neirs supporter, Robert Stridiron, made the introduction because of the striking similarities between the two brands. “I’ve been coming to Neirs my whole life. My uncle used to bartend here before he died. We’ve all been waiting for this. I can’t wait,” said Stridiron.
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ABOUT NEIRS TAVERN
The historic Neirs Tavern located at 87-78 78th st woodhaven, Queens was established in 1829 and is one of the oldest & most historic bars in the U.S. It was the location of mob classic film “Goodfellas”, Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy’s film “Tower Heist” and with notable appearances by Mae West, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Deniro among others. For more information please visit the Neirs Tavern and follow on and .
ABOUT UNCLE NEAREST PREMIUM WHISKEY
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, Nathan “Nearest” Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., encompasses a Premium Aged and Tennessee Silver product, distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labeled in Tennessee using locally sourced grains. Uncle Nearest is an award-winning spirit, garnering 11 awards in 11 months including the coveted Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and two Gold Medals at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. For more information please visit the Uncle Nearest , and follow on and .
ABOUT NATHAN “NEAREST” GREEN
Nathan “Nearest” Green, known by those in his hometown of Lynchburg, Tenn., as Uncle Nearest, was the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States. He was also the first head stiller, now commonly referred to as master distiller, for Jack Daniel Distillery. He is now recognized by the distillery as having taught a young Jack Daniel how to make Tennessee Whiskey. Green is also thought to have helped perfect the Lincoln County Process, a special charcoal filtering method required to be considered Tennessee Whiskey, named after the county in which he lived and made whiskey.
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