Why Buy: A maker of “whiskey unicorn(s)," is how Forbes describes the CEO & founder of this extraordinary whiskey company, whose portfolio has been the most awarded bourbon and American whiskey of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. And now this supernova of a producer just gave us all ANOTHER reason to lust after its latest release: only 7,000 bottles were made of this 7th anniversary blend of 7-year-old Uncle Nearest Premium Single Barrel Whiskey (hence, the titular 777). It just confirms that this insta-legend of a brand is one of the biggest hitmakers of this era, turning out greatness after greatness as if it were nothing. In addition to this amazing whiskey, you will receive a copy of Founder and CEO, Fawn Weaver's book, Love & Whiskey,  as well as access to the first "lost chapter," only available with purchase of this bottle.

The Story: Weaver is not just one of the leading Black entrepreneurs in the industry (she just made Forbes's list of the Richest Self-Made Women, coming in at #68), she has also certified her place in history as one of the great business leaders of the 21st century. And it's fitting that the creation story of her brand should be honored with a soon-to-be-released book, authored by Weaver (Love & Whiskey: The Remarkable True Story of Jack Daniel, His Master Distiller Nearest Green, and the Improbable Rise of Uncle Nearest), in that it was a story that gave rise to the whiskey. Weaver was so moved by a New York Times article on the origins of Jack Daniel’s that she launched an entire company in honor of the obscure but pivotal figure in that classic American drama: Nearest Green who, legend had it, taught and mentored a young boy named Jack Daniel in the craft of distilling (including the Lincoln County Process that Green helped to perfect and which distinguishes Tennessee whiskey from other bourbons). The story, later confirmed by the Jack Daniel Distillery, makes Nearest Green the world's first known African American master distiller. Weaver’s whiskey company, launched seven years ago in Shelbyville, an hour from Nashville, not only restores Nearest's name, but also shines an important light on the oft-ignored contribution of Black makers in the world of spirits and craft.

The Process: To produce this unicorn, New White American Oak Barrels from Kelvin Cooperage with a #2 char on the heads and #4 char on the staves were used. The whiskey came off the still and entered the barrels at 125 proof.

Our Tasting Notes: What immediately struck us in our tastings, and what stayed with us long after those first enthralling sips, was the remarkable elegance on display here. This is a 7 year-old that tastes more like a 12-year old, with a poise and maturity on the palate that speaks to time and patience and an exacting commitment to craftsmanship and detail. If the opening seduces with its liveliness and layered complexity, the finish claims you with its sinuousness and length.

Fun Fact: Weaver's first book, a bestseller, explored terrain far from the one she now inhabits as a CEO and spirits guru. That title? Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage.

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source directly from the distiller, so you can be confident that your whiskey will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Don't hesitate to secure yours today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2024. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer only valid in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KY, MD, NM, NV, SC, & WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.


*Book Offer begins 6/19/24 and ends 8/31/24.  Must be 21+ years of age to participate.  Offer valid on purchases made in and by legal residents of AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KY, MD, NM, NV, SC, & WI. To receive “Love and Whiskey” and a digital copy of “The Lost Chapter 1 - TAKING IT TO MY GRAVE” (“Offer Items”), you must purchase ONE (1) 750 ml bottle of Limited Edition 777 Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey (“Qualifying Purchase”). To redeem, participant must scan the QR code or visit unclenearestoffer2024.com and will be required to provide a valid date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY), full first/last name, date & state of purchase, name of retailer, and a valid Qualifying Purchase receipt. Upon verification of eligibility and Qualifying Purchase receipt, participant will be sent Offer Items.  Limit 1 offer per person, receipt and submission. Limited quantities available and offer valid only while supplies last. This offer may not be combined with any other offer, rebate, or coupon.  Qualifying Purchase receipt must be dated between 6/18/24 – 8/31/24 and received by 8/31/24 at 11:59:59 EST. For full terms and conditions visit unclenearestoffer2024.com. Message & data rates may apply. Sponsor: Uncle Nearest, Inc.