Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, straight up, or on the rocks—you’re sipping on American history. In the mid-1800s, the first African American master distiller on record in the US, Nearest Green, taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey in Lynchburg, Tennessee. As an enslaved man, he refined the Lincoln County process, a charcoal filtration method still used today, giving Tennessee whiskey its distinct flavor.
Join MOFAD in partnership with The Greene Space for a virtual exploration of the overlooked history and longtime traditions of African American distillers with Fawn Weaver, the CEO of Uncle Nearest Whiskey, and Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery. After a whiskey cocktail demo with mixologist and author of TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails Shannon Mustipher the panelists will discuss entrepreneurship and the legacy of Black distillers and brewers.
Tickets $20 here