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Old 07-12-19, 09:36 AM
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Nathan "Nearest" Green the slave that taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/uncle-...-make-whiskey/

"A new whiskey distillery with special place in American history will open its doors to the public in Tennessee in September. The whiskey, “Uncle Nearest,” honors the first known African-American master distiller in the country: a slave who taught Jack Daniel to make whiskey."
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Old 07-12-19, 09:59 AM
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Tennessee whiskey sucks.
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Old 07-12-19, 10:05 AM
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no reparations for you!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan...arest%22_Green
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Old 07-12-19, 10:48 AM
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So it wasn't just the peanut?
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Old 07-12-19, 10:51 AM
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So it wasn't just the peanut?

Intrinsically tied. You got to have a bowl of peanuts on the bar.
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Old 07-12-19, 07:22 PM
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I thought the story in the above link was a very interesting piece of American history. I'm not a drinker but I have bought a bottle of Uncle Nearest as a keepsake.
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Old 07-12-19, 07:44 PM
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https://www.nearestgreen.com/

This beautifully shot short film, telling the story of the first known African- American master distiller, is about much more than whiskey. It is a story of honor, respect, and an unlikely friendship that could be the greatest American story you never heard.
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Old 07-12-19, 07:59 PM
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well, some story has to be the greatest.


Seems like a nice bit of Americana at the least. Wonder who taught him and given that his descendents continued to work for the distillery, why they took so long to get the story out?
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Old 07-13-19, 01:41 PM
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well, some story has to be the greatest.


Seems like a nice bit of Americana at the least. Wonder who taught him and given that his descendents continued to work for the distillery, why they took so long to get the story out?
Somewhere I read they believe some of the techniques may have been brought over from Africa, because similar techniques of distilling were used in Africa then. Not sure what took so long for the story to come out, but they say it really was not a secret in that area.
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Old 07-13-19, 09:08 PM
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Somewhere I read they believe some of the techniques may have been brought over from Africa, because similar techniques of distilling were used in Africa then. Not sure what took so long for the story to come out, but they say it really was not a secret in that area.
I can believe that, those societies are so old and so closed. I've come to the realization that history is revisionist. New facts, "new" stories bring a different light and a new audience to old understanding. There are still foods I crave, that I've no idea how they were made and haven't found in any "african" restaurant in the states. A taxi driver I'd used a lot took me down a back sandy alley where he got lunch. Foreingers weren't really "allowed" (so he said) and she did kind of give me a crooked eye until he talked to her. Some lady with a aluminum cook pot, who wouldh't tell anyone how she made her fish stew. MAN I MISS THAT.

Not sure why this story wasn't thought interesting enough until now to make a bigger story but I imagine it has more to do with marketing a product than clarifying history. Regardless, sounds fun, very Mark Twainish.
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Old 07-13-19, 09:12 PM
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I've come to the realization that history is revisionist. New facts, "new" stories bring a different light and a new audience to old understanding.





Not sure why this one wasn't thought interesting enough until now to make a bigger story but I imagine it has more to do with marketing a product than clarifying history. Regardless, sounds fun, very Mark Twainish.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:26 AM
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Raspberries
Maybe in vodka, with a splash of cranberry juice. I have to be in the mood for it.



Stirred in sugar and set in the fridge overnight, over french toast with a schmear of cream cheese or over cheesecake, for sure.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:29 AM
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Tennessee whiskey sucks.
Bourbon>>>>>>

Enjoying the Maker's neat alongside a cold pilsner quite often. I'm stuck in a rut, I guess, but what's better ?
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Old 07-14-19, 07:40 AM
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Bourbon>>>>>>

Enjoying the Maker's neat alongside a cold pilsner quite often. I'm stuck in a rut, I guess, but what's better ?
When you add a rich creamy hazelnut porter for dessert.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:54 AM
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When you add a rich creamy hazelnut porter for dessert.
That's another one I have to be in the mood for, but yes, sometimes.



I've got simple tastes in libations. Sips of sweet fire and swigs of dry brew are just fine by me.
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