Ex-Slave, Co-Inventor Of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Finally Honored

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.
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