The week in pictures

15th November, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Victoria-Eady-Butler-Uncle-NearestTennessee whiskey brand Uncle Nearest named a new master blender this week – thought to be the first African-American person to gain the title.

Taking up the role is Victoria Eady Butler, the great-great-granddaughter of the whiskey brand’s namesake, Nearest Green – and the first African-American master distiller.

Butler will be responsible for overseeing the blending of all batches of Uncle Nearest 1884 and Uncle Nearest 1820 whiskeys.

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