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Nearest Green Distillery

Beverage & Food
Shelbyville, Tennessee, 37160

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green.

About Nearest Green Distillery

Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, TN

Nestled within 432 breathtaking acres of a scenic horse farm in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the Nearest Green Distillery stands as a beacon of heritage and quality.

We proudly craft and offer premium Whiskey and Bourbon, each bottle a testament to our dedication to excellence.

Nearest Green Distillery Whiskey

Our Nearest Green Distillery is more than a place for exceptional spirits; it's an experience. Join us for regular distillery tours where the rich history of whiskey-making comes alive. Indulge in curated whiskey tastings, savor delightful cuisine at our on-site restaurant, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

The Nearest Green Distillery calendar is bustling with events that celebrate the spirit of community and craftsmanship. Stay updated with our latest happenings and join us for these special occasions.

At the Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville TN, it's more than just a visit—it's an adventure into the heart of whiskey culture. Be a part of our story, where every sip is a journey through history, and every moment is an opportunity to savor the extraordinary.

Nearest Green Distillery Shelbyville, TN

History of the Nearest Green Distillery

The legacy of Nathan “Nearest” Green is a remarkable tapestry woven into the fabric of American history, yet it remained largely untold for generations. As the first known African-American master distiller, Nearest Green's contributions to the whiskey industry are monumental.

Nearest Green was not just a distiller; he was a pioneer. He mastered a unique filtration process using sugar maple charcoal, which imparted unparalleled smoothness to his whiskey. This method, now famously known as the Lincoln County Process, became a defining characteristic of Tennessee whiskey.

The Nearest Green Distillery was established in 2019 in Shelbyville TN as a testament to the foundational impact Nearest Green made to Tennessee Whiskey.

Victoria Eady Butler the Nearest Green Distillery Master BlenderVictoria Eady Butler the Nearest Green Distillery Master Blender
Victoria is the great-great-granddaughter of Nathan “Nearest” Green

The Nearest Green Distillery Tour

Embark on a journey where history, craftsmanship, and the art of whiskey-making converge. Our Uncle Nearest Tours are more than a simple walk-through; it's an immersive experience that tantalizes the senses and enriches the mind as you learn about the history of Uncle Nearest Green and the fine art of whiskey making.

Engage Your Senses: Feel the warmth of the stills, inhale the rich aromas of maturing whiskey, and witness the amber liquid's journey from grain to glass. Our Nearest Green tour guides, brimming with stories and insights, will lead you through this sensory adventure.

Nearest Green Distillery Tour

Exclusive TastingsA highlight of the Nearest Green Distillery tour is an exclusive tasting session. Sample our finest selections, each with its own story and character. Discover the subtleties and complexities that make our whiskey unique.

Tasting Whiskey from Nearest Green Distillery

Behind the Scenes: Get a rare glimpse into the heart of our operation. See the intricate processes and meet the passionate people who bring our whiskey to life. Each step, from mashing to fermentation to aging, is a testament to our commitment to quality.

Join UsThe Nearest Green Distillery Tour is an invitation to step into a world where history is honored, and excellence is pursued relentlessly. Whether you're a whiskey aficionado or new to the world of spirits, this tour promises an unforgettable experience.

Reserve your spot and be part of a story that continues to unfold with each barrel and every sip.

The Humble Barron Bar at The Nearest Green Distillery

The Humble Barron Bar at the Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville TN is the world's longest bar. This 518-foot long showpiece bar wraps stunningly around an indoor stage. Humble Baron allows guests to enjoy elevated fare and creative cocktails while watching live music in a state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

Humble Barron Bar at the Nearest Green Distillery

Food at the Nearest Green Distillery

The Nearest Green Distillery, Shelbyville, has two different restaurants onsite: Humble Barron and Barrelhouse BBQ.

Gourmet Food at the Humble Barron

Enjoy gourmet food such as Sautéed Crab Claws, our twist on the Nashville Hot Shrimp and Grits, or the Humble Barron Smash Burger, and more while you sample some of the specialties from the bar's renown mixologists.

Food at the Humble Barron Bar at the Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville TN

The Humble Barron Bar is one of the amazing experiences you can have at the Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville TN with the longest bar in the world.

Barbecue at Barrelhouse BBQ

Barrelhouse BBQ has its roots in Lynchburg TN where they created mouthwatering barbecue and unique barbecue-based entrees, including the famous "Grilled Cheese on Crack" entree.

Barrelhouse BBQ at Nearest Green DistilleryBarrelhouse BBQ at Nearest Green Distillery

We invite you to delve deeper into the rich history of Nearest Green and his namesake Nearest Green Distillery with a visit to Shelbyville TN.

Join us on a tour where the past and present merge, celebrating the enduring legacy of a man who shaped the course of whiskey history.

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Most awarded American whiskey or bourbon in 2019, 2020, and 2021

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has garnered over 550 awards and accolades since the brand’s 2017 launch, including 65 Best in Class honors such as: “World’s Best” by World Whiskies Awards, two “Chairman’s Trophies” from Ultimate Spirits Challenge, “Spirit Brand of the Year” from Wine Enthusiast, “Top 5 Whiskies in the World” by Cigar & Spirits Magazine, multiple “Platinums” and “Double Golds” by SIP Awards, four “Double Golds” at the SF World Spirits Competition, as well as “Best American Whiskey” and “Whisky of the Year”.

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3125 US-231
Shelbyville, Tennessee, 37160
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