Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Review

The Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition is a blend of the best barrels Victoria Eady Butler, their Master Blender, sets aside while blending and working on other projects. I got to meet Victoria a couple of years ago and she’s as nice a person as you can find anywhere and deeply passionate about her work. After all, it is her family name on the distillery.

Victoria is a 5th generation descendant of Nearest Green and when I toured the distillery in 2019 she had a ton of family photos and memorabilia laid out showing a long line of distillery work in her family. Everything that comes out of the Green distillery is done so under her watch and I really enjoyed the updated Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch, so I can only imagine what a blend of honey barrels will be like.

Let’s get to drinkin’!

Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition – Details and Tasting Notes

 

Whiskey Details

Cask Strength | Natural Color

Style: Tennessee Whiskey
Region: Tennessee
Distiller: Nearest Green (Contract distilled at TDG)

Mash Bill: 51%+ Corn + Rye + Malted Barley
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 4+ Years
ABV: 59.2%

Blend: 005

Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Price: $150

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“With every blend of Uncle Nearest, fifth generation Nearest Green descendant and our master blender, Victoria Eady Butler, selects a barrel she believes to be the most spectacular of the batch and sets it aside. For the first time ever, these select barrels have been blended together to create our most perfect blend.” – Uncle Nearest

Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Tasting Notes

EYE
Dark oak

NOSE
Oak, dark fruit, baking spice, biscuity, caramel, char, vanilla and dark cocoa.

The oak hangs heavy here, but after a few seconds, it breaks up a bit and allows a rich profile of sweetness, spice and baked goods come through.

PALATE
Oak, dark fruit, baking spice, biscuity, caramel, char, vanilla and dark cocoa.

A rich carbon copy of the aroma that glides over the palate even at full cask strength. This is mighty tasty.

FINISH
Long -> Oak, dark fruit, cocoa and baking spice

BALANCE, BODY and FEEL
Well-balanced, full-body, warm velvety feel.

Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition – Overall Thoughts and Score

Rich, dark, warm, heavy, nice. That’s how I’d describe this whiskey in just five words. The aroma punches through with a heavy oak that surged out of the bottle as soon as I opened it. The palate is a velvety mix of the same notes from the aroma. The only thing it’s missing is a bit more depth and complexity, but that will come.

This release was made using only barrels they, Nearest Green Distillery, contract distilled in 2017. So the whiskey in the bottle is between 4-5 years old. Time and maturity will bring more depth to the Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition and I only expect this to get better with future releases.

SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89)

*Disclosure: The bottle for this Tennessee Whiskey review was graciously sent to me by the company without obligation. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.

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