Mission Statement

We exist to shine a light on those who have been forgotten. The ones who toiled without recognition. We are here to ensure where credit is due, credit is given.

This is for the ones who work in the shadows.

The ones who do great things without the glory.

Who from behind-the-scenes build a legacy that creates legends.

This is for Nathan Green, the man called Nearest.

A slave and the first African-American master distiller in the United States.

The best whiskey maker the world never knew.

This is for all the men and women whose stories remain untold.

The ones we’re stronger and better because of.

This is for all of us.