Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey: A Virtual Cocktail Demo & Distillery Experience (10/8)


Join us as we take a virtual trip to Tennessee and visit the Uncle Nearest tasting room with a live tasting session with Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler, while you mix up your very own cocktail with help from Kitty Amann and the Smoke Shop team. Tickets include a DIY cocktail kit, Uncle Nearest whiskey samples, and a Zoom link to the seminar.

See more details about this event and more on Victoria below.

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This live Zoom event will take place on Thursday, October 8th beginning at 7pm. Cocktail kits are to be picked up on the day before or day of at the Smoke Shop location of your choice – please choose your pick-up date and location before adding the kit to your cart!

Your Uncle Nearest cocktail kit includes:

  • (1) 1.5oz Bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey
  • (2) 1oz Bottles each filled with UN 1884 and 1856 Whiskey
  • (1) 1.5oz Bottle of pre-mixed Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup
  • (1) 6oz Portion Cup w/ Fresh Mint
  • (1) 2oz Portion Cup w/ Blueberries
  • (1) 2oz Portion Cup w/ Raspberries
  • (1) 2oz Portion Cup w/ Sliced Fresh Ginger
  • (1) UN Cocktail Jigger
  • (1) Muddler
  • (1) Whiskey Glass
  • (1) UN Face Mask

About Victoria Eady Butler:

Victoria Eady Butler is a relatively new face in the spirits world, but whiskey is in her blood. The great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Green, the first African-American master distiller on record, Butler is the Master Blender of the award-winning Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey where she oversees the blending process of its 1884 Small Batch Whiskey as well as the selection of all 1820 Single Barrels. Butler also serves as a member of Uncle Nearest’s executive team and oversees the Nearest Green Foundation, a 501(s)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Nearest Green’s descendants that is funded, in part, by the sales of Uncle Nearest Whiskey.

Butler blended the very first batch of 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, which launched in July 2019, and was appointed Master Blender in November 2019 after the immense success of the first two batches, which earned numerous awards including Double Gold medals at the China Wine & Spirits Awards and the Sommelier Challenge. Since then, Butler has taken many courses to hone her skills, including becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through Stave & Thief Society in Louisville, KY, the first bourbon certification program recognized by the bourbon industry.

Prior to joining the Uncle Nearest team in March 2019, Butler worked as an Analytical Manager with the Regional Organized Crime Information Center in Nashville, which she joined upon graduating Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Butler had just retired from a more than 30-year tenure when Fawn Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of Uncle Nearest, approached her about becoming involved in the Uncle Nearest brand. The opportunity to carry on her family legacy first-hand and to help to concrete Nearest’s name in history was one that she couldn’t pass up.

Butler is a mother, grandmother and a Tennessee native, currently residing in Murfreesboro, TN located just 20 miles up the road from the current Nearest Green Distillery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and volunteering with several non-profit organizations. She’s also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Additional information

Pick-Up Location

Assembly Row, Kendall Square, Seaport

Pick-Up Date

Wednesday 10/7, Thursday 10/8