Looking for your next pour? From a line-up of enticing tea-spiked vodkas to a 90-point rated Tennessee whiskey, this shortlist spotlights a variety of options from Black producers across the country.
Black Momma Vodka
The line-up of vodkas from this company, helmed by CEO/President Vanessa Braxton (sister-in-law to singer/songwriter Toni Braxton), includes a number of tea-flavored varieties, including Green Tea, Sour Sop Tea and Chai Tea. She’s also behind the Black Momma Tea & Café franchise.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is a brand of Tennessee whiskey produced by Uncle Nearest, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The whiskey is named after the formerly enslaved man, Nathaniel “Nearest” Green, who taught a young Jack Daniel the craft of distilling. The brand’s producer is Uncle Nearest, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The company currently markets product from other distillers under the Uncle Nearest brand name but has announced a plan to open its own distillery. As of 2019, four brand variants have been produced: Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Silver Whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1820 Premium Aged Whiskey (Nearest Green Single Barrel Edition), and Nathan Green 1870 Single Barrel (UK).
Source – Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey (Updated: 15 October 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Nearest_Premium_Whiskey, (Accessed: 21 October 2020)