Jack Daniel’s may be the name on the bottle but was not the man behind the signature whiskey.
Many of us may have been drinking the famous Jack Daniel’s whiskey not knowing the true history behind the bottle. Fawn Weaver found out the history and is now shedding light and honoring the man that help create one of the world’s best whiskeys.
NewsOne Now reports Weaver, a New York best-time seller, went on a trip to learn more about the slave Nathan “Nearest” Green and “was struck by the narrative – a slave whose significance in the Tennessee whiskey industry was uncovered and acknowledged.”
Now Weaver and her husband not only bought the 300-acre farm where the distillery once was located, is planning on writing a book about Green and set up a foundation to honor his family. The first of Green’s descendants that will receive money from the foundation will be Matthew McGilberry and Marcus Butler, who will be attending college this fall.
Artifacts are being shipped to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in the District of Columbia will also help spread the story to all Americans.
Source: NewsOne Now