In 1967, the world learned about the important role Nearest Green played in the life of a young man named Jack Daniel through his official biography, Jack Daniel’s Legacy by author and reporter Ben Green (no relation to Nearest Green).

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this book, we requested of the heirs of Ben Green to allow us to republish this fine biography. They enthusiastically agreed and the rest is history.

On September 5, 2017, a 50th anniversary edition of Jack Daniel’s Legacy will be available with proceeds going to the Nearest Green Foundation for the purpose of building the Memorial Park and the Legacy Scholarship fund.