April 7 2022  |  Spirits & Tobacco

Uncle Nearest and MONARQ ink distribution deal

By GTR Magazine Staff

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green

Uncle Nearest Inc and MONARQ Group have struck an exclusive regional distribution agreement for Mexico, the Caribbean markets as well as US duty free.

“We are pleased to have a like-minded distribution partner for this part of the world,” said Katharine Jerkens, Chief Business Officer for Uncle Nearest Inc.

“MONARQ has a proven track record of building premium alcoholic beverage brands in this diverse region, and we are looking forward to joining forces to introduce Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and the legacy of Nearest Green to even more drinkers around the globe.”

Robert de Monchy, founder and Managing Director of MONARQ Group, added: “The Uncle Nearest brand is a wonderful addition to our portfolio of leading premium alcoholic beverage brands.

“The history of Uncle Nearest is truly amazing and the brand coincides perfectly with our business strategy, building distinctive premium drinks brands across the region. We are very much looking forward to working closely with the Uncle Nearest team and to achieve our mutual expectations.”

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green. The portfolio is the most-awarded American whiskey or bourbon of 2019, 2020 and 2021, with over 380 awards and accolades since the brand's 2017 launch, including 46 Best in Class honors.

Uncle Nearest is available in all 50 states and 12 countries, and is sold in more than 25,000 stores, bars, hotels, restaurants, as well as at its distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

REGION Americas

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