Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey announced it will begin distributing its highly sought-after Single Barrel Whiskey this fall. The rollout will kick off with Uncle Nearest’s ‘Single Barrel Showdown: America’s Choice,’ an online public vote that puts the power in the hands of whiskey fans across the country to determine which five states will be the first to receive Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Whiskey on shelves. Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Whiskey is available only online and at Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Voting for the ‘Single Barrel Showdown: America’s Choice’ is open, coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the launch of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, and will take place through August 2nd. Those who cast their vote will automatically be entered to win a two-night trip two to Tennessee, complete with round-trip transportation, a hotel stay in Nashville, and a tour and tasting at Nearest Green Distillery.
“The members of our Whiskey Family are some of the most devoted and dedicated fans of any spirit brand, and we know that they will show up in a big way for our ‘Single Barrel Showdown,'” said Katharine Jerkens, Chief Business Officer for Uncle Nearest. “We would not be where we are today – which is the fastest-growing American whiskey brand in U.S. history – without their support, and we look forward to having them decide where these coveted Single Barrel bottles will hit shelves first.”
Following the voting period, Uncle Nearest will announce the winning states as well as the winner of the contest in mid-August. The winning territories will see Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Whiskey barrels arrive to market first and just in time for September 5th – a significant date for the whiskey brand as it marks the same date as the opening of Nearest Green Distillery in 2019.
“The positive response to our Single Barrel Whiskey from both esteemed judges at spirits competitions and from those who have visited us at Nearest Green Distillery is overwhelming, and I know that we’re making Nearest so proud with every bottle of this whiskey,” said Victoria Eady Butler. “Our fans have been asking when we would finally bring it to shelves, and the wait is almost over. Like all of our other whiskeys, I have no doubt our partners will have difficulty keeping this Single Barrel in stock!”
All Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Whiskeys (SRP: $89.99) are bottled at barrel strength, allowing for a unique flavor profile that varies from batch to batch. Like all of its filtered whiskeys, Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Whiskey goes through the distillery’s triple filtration process to remove any impurities, including the Lincoln County Process, the process of sugar maple filtration that Nearest Green is credited with helping to perfect.
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