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SouthBound Replay: Fawn Weaver builds a whiskey empire from a long-forgotten story

Hey y’all, this episode of SouthBound is a replay of our 2020 conversation with Fawn Weaver.

Photo by Jason Myers

Weaver has sold more than $100 million worth of her Tennessee whiskey, called Uncle Nearest, since she opened the distillery in 2017.

She's about to open a restaurant at the distillery that will feature what they claim is the world’s longest bar — 518 feet long.

In this episode, Weaver talks about how the whole enterprise began.

Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.