Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, a superpremium whiskey from Tennessee, announced its Nearest Green Distillery opened in Shelbyville, Tennessee, as part of its phase-one plans. Named after the first known African-American master distiller and the whiskey brand’s namesake, Nearest Green, the new distillery is the first in the United States to commemorate an African-American whiskey maker, exemplifying the important contributions he made to whiskey history. Travelers see the first of what is to be built on the 270-acre property, with more set to open over the next few years. Once complete, the Nearest Green Distillery will serve both as a place where Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled, and pay homage to Nearest and the many other innovators from Tennessee. The distillery will turn the former site of the famous Sand Creek Farms, a Tennessee Walking Horse farm and event center, into a destination for whiskey and horse enthusiasts alike.