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Black Maple Old Fashioned 

Black Maple Old Fashioned


  • 8 oz (1 cup) Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
  • 2 oz (4 Tbsp) maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 black tea bag (or other flavor tea)
  • Lemon peel




  1. Place black tea bag in 8 oz of whiskey and let sit for 30 minutes. The black tea will over steep and become bitter and take the place of adding bitters.
  2. Pull out tea bag and add 2 oz of maple syrup. Add more if you like your drinks on the sweeter side.
  3. Stir 2.5 oz (5 Tbsp) of whiskey mix with ice.
  4. Put new ice in a rocks glass.
  5. Strain stirred mix over the fresh ice.
  6. Express a lemon peel over the drink and drop peel in.
  7. Enjoy!

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., an all minority-led business. Their process has been confirmed to have been brought to Tennessee by enslaved people and taught by Nearest Green to the most famous Tennessee Whiskey maker of all time (Jack Daniels).

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