Picture this: sprawling acres of land, a vision that rivals Disney World, and the finest whiskey you’ll ever taste. That’s the magic of Nearest Green Distillery in Tennessee—a place that’s not just about the finest whiskey you’ll ever taste but an experience that leaves you enchanted.


I embarked on this journey with a dear friend, stepping into a realm curated by the visionary force that is Fawn Weaver. At the heart of the distillery lies more than just crafting exceptional whiskey; it’s about crafting an experience, a familial haven where every visitor is embraced.


Fawn Weaver’s Vision


At the heart of this beautiful experience lies Fawn Weaver, the powerhouse behind Nearest Green Distillery. As the largest premium whiskey brand owned by a Black entrepreneur, Fawn’s vision isn’t just about crafting exceptional whiskey—it’s about creating a community, a haven where every visitor feels like family.


My friend, Fawn, me and Fawn’s Husband


The tour? Oh, it’s not your typical walk-through. It’s a journey through history. Learning about the mentorship between Nathan Green (the mentor), also know as Uncle Nearest, and Jack Daniels (mentee) adds depth to every sip. The distillery isn’t just a place; it’s a story woven into every barrel of whiskey.



Beyond Whiskey: A True Gem


But Uncle Nearest is more than premium liquor. It’s a whole vibe that goes beyond the distillery walls. The longest bar named Humble Baron and owned by Fawn’s husband, Keith, is like a symbol of their dedication to top-notch quality and making everyone feel right at home. (Humble Baron Bar is also a Guinness World Record holder!)


Meeting Fawn and Keith is like experiencing relationship goals firsthand. Their love and dedication to each other mirror the passion they pour into their business. It’s not just about the whiskey; it’s about a genuine loving connection with everyone who walks through those doors.


Trailblazing Entrepreneurship and Unwavering Determination


Fawn’s determination, intuition, and swift execution turn dreams into reality. Despite the skeptics, she follows her heart and passion, setting a powerful example of resilience.


As I reminisce about my experience at Uncle Nearest, it’s not just about the exquisite taste of spirits; it’s a catalyst—a nudge to follow your heart, embrace intuition, and infuse passion into your endeavors. It’s about crafting a community, weaving connections, and creating something extraordinary—a legacy that echoes in the hearts of everyone who steps into your world.


After visiting Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee for the first time, I vowed that I will come back regularly. Yep, it’s that type of place worth putting on your annual or bi-annual destination list. Go ahead and plan your trip now and thank me later!


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