SouthBound: Fawn Weaver On Bottling A Tribute To A Former Slave's Role In Whiskey History
Fawn Weaver is the author of a best-selling book on happy marriages. Her husband is a movie exec. They were happy and comfortable in Los Angeles. But then she read a story about a former slave named Nearest Green, who taught his method of making Tennessee whiskey to a young businessman named Jack Daniel. Weaver longed to know more.
That journey led to her founding a company that honors Nearest Green by making a whiskey called Uncle Nearest. Her company has made news by having women and minorities in most of the leadership roles. But she says the history of whiskey is full of Black people like Nearest Green whose contributions are just now coming to light.
Let's keep the conversation going. Who do you want to hear from next on the SouthBound podcast?
- The story that started Weaver's journey in 2016
- The Uncle Nearest website
- Weaver's best-selling book, "Happy Wives Club"
Other music in this episode:
- Cambo, "Coffee"
- Ketsa, "Never Forget"
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