Although it’s taken forever and three days, the former slave behind the epic Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is being honored with several accolades. Here are the details.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Nathan “Nearest” Green was his name. He was a master distiller, according to the Nearest Green Foundation.
While neither Nathan nor his wife could read or write, Green was the go-to guy for whiskey. The source says he was a master distiller for Dan Call, in the mid-1800’s. This was in Lynchburg — also where Jack Daniels received his business training.