If you enjoy relaxing by a barbecue pit on the back porch with a plate of smoked pork and a glass of whiskey, while sharing stories of a bygone era with old friends, then this gathering of the Brotherhood was for you!

Nathan Green, known to his family and friends as “Uncle Nearest”, was the first black distiller on record in the United States.  He was a freed slave, is thought to have perfected the Lincoln County process and taught a certain teenager, named Jack Daniel, how to make whiskey.

The Brotherhood learned all about this fascinating whiskey history and sampled Uncle Nearest1856 for ourselves as Brand Ambassador Richie Michaels shared both the history and whiskey of Uncle Nearest.

The Brotherhood hung out on the back porch at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint.  After a complementary welcome cocktail, we all grabbed some food.  We bought an entire pig that they smoked for us back there in their barbecue pit, so we all took a generous serving.  The pig was smoked at 200 degrees for about 24 hours – over coals and hickory wood.  We also provided buns, beans and slaw for the crew.  As you can see, this event was for the more carnivorous members of our club.

Photos courtesy of Yono Photographer. Professional promotional models provided by  Accent Models Louisville.