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Uncle Nearest Celebrates $100 Million In Whiskey Sales

Recent numbers released by the Uncle Nearest brand show that whiskey sales have officially topped $100 million through October of 2022, with a financial forecast to more than double that total by the end of 2023.

The company was founded by its CEO, Fawn Weaver, in 2017. She was then joined by Chief Business Officer Katharine Jerkens and, shortly after, Victoria Eady Butler, the great-great-granddaughter of the company’s namesake, Nearest Green.

Uncle Nearest’s whiskey portfolio features seven offerings, available at its distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee and nationwide, and they range in price from $49.99 to $149.

Uncle Nearest Whiskey sales
Recent numbers released by the Uncle Nearest brand show that whiskey sales have officially topped $100 million through October of 2022. (image via Courtney Kristjana/The Whiskey Wash)

“To reach this and every other milestone on our horizon, we continue to push nonstop,” Weaver said. “Every penny this company has earned has gone back into the business, as well as to put Nearest Green’s college-age descendants through college and to invest in minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Every cent we make in the future will continue to do the same.”

An expanded Nearest Green Distillery opened to the public in the summer of 2021, a project that cost approximately $50 million.

“I joined the team this year with one mission in mind: To make Nearest Green Distillery one of the top three most visited distilleries in the world,” said Brielle Caruso, chief marketing officer for Nearest Green Distillery. “I have no doubt we will achieve that milestone even faster than we crossed the $100 million sales mark.”

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

For more information on the brand, check out www.unclenearest.com.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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