The Uncle Nearest brand honors Nathan "Nearest" Green, a former slave who taught Jack Daniel how to distill. The 1884 Small Batch bottling is named in honor of the year it is believed that Mr. Green last filled barrels of whiskey and retired. Each barrel for the batch is selected by CEO and co-founder Fawn Weaver. In addition, each batch will be curated by a different family descendant of Mr. Green with their name displayed on the back of the bottle. The brand claims a minimum of 7 years for aging although there is no age stated on the bottle.