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"victoria butler" Discussed on Proof
"When you're in real estate in your showing property to somebody from California, they do not buy the farm. They get back to California and decide. That was a bad idea, but they actually bought the farm and great piece of history, and they purchase it, so I met them on their second day when Fon arrived in Tennessee. She was not thinking about selling whiskey. Let alone building a multi-million dollar distillery. She was thinking more along the lines of writing a book about near a screen, and still on her to do list, but a couple of things happened that. That changed her mind as she got to know. The people in the community like Sherry and members of the Green family, she kept hearing the same thing about making a whiskey with nearest name on it from Sherry. It was if I ever decided to honor nearest with a bottle. She would come out of retirement to make sure I got it right. And then learning, come out of retirement mint, which is, she's the best in the business. Okay, so that was in the back of fawns mind, and then, when she spoke to some of nearest descendants and I said what is that one thing you think should happen in order to honor? Nearest to honor your ancestor, and they said we think his name should be on a bottle. Then one day she went to see the movie hidden figures with a few of those family members I cannot do my work effectively if I do not have all of the data and all of the information as soon as available I need to be in that room. Hearing what you? If, you don't know the movie. It's based on the true story. Three African American, women who played key roles in the space program Fawn in the family loved the movie, and they saw parallels to the story of nearest green and his relationship with Jack. Daniel, but about three weeks later, when Fawn was thinking about the movie, and what people had been saying to her, it all connected. I realized I could not tell you the name of one person. person who was a hidden figure? I can tell you Octavia Spencer I could tell you John L. Monet to Raji P.. Hinson I could tell you who played the characters, but I could not actually tell you who the people were whose legacy that entire movie was built to tell, and that's when we realized hundred years from now nobody's going to near says name unless it's on a bottle with that realization. She decided to go into the Whiskey business. I she found a source of Tennessee whiskey. She thought good enough to bear the name uncle nearest then in July twenty seventeen, she launched the brand since then raised the money to finish building the new distillery, and has already started making whisky that will be sold once it finishes aging. It's almost as if the entire universe conspire to make sure this story was told, and for whatever reason I was chosen to tell the story I felt very operation, saying it that way, but that it's the only explanation that that I can give. It's also happening very fast already. She's selling three different whiskies. Let's facing. Eight eighty four is on your left, which includes leading tastings, the country and each time telling the story of uncle nearest gave for. That year is the last year that we actually have records near scrape already. The whiskies are sold in all fifty states, and in a dozen countries outside of the US and in the few years since uncle nearest was introduced, the whiskies have won multiple awards. We start off. Afterwards world's Best Tennessee whiskey most recently at the world whiskies award in New York and that goes to. Uncle nearest. On is also brought the green family into the whiskey business. In fact, the master blender that's the person who decides what the final whiskey will taste like Victoria Butler one of nearest descendants. Which one did you blend that eight, hundred eighty four? And why is it eighteen eighty four? That is the year that we believe near screen last with skin a barrel. Cheers. Cheers It's delicious. It's got a lot of sweetness to it. For sure the now. It's a little. It's a little bit Nettie. Little like butterscotch. It's better scotch that comes from the Oak. Victoria has been almost thirty one years working for the federal government before she retired. Thanks to find, she has a second unexpected career. Though perhaps it's not too surprising. Considering who her great great grandfather was whiskey villa is in my blood. and. Had it not been for this brand? Being launched a may have never tapped into that so I'm thrilled to be doing what I'm doing now to have. The honor of being the first African American female to be master blender of a major spirit is huge and so i. don't take that lightly, and so I'm loving and. Master blender Victoria Butler. Her office at the distillery is down the hall from Sherry more, the operations manager and across the hall is fawns. Who I might add is the first. African American woman to own and run a major spirit brand. Our brand is the first major spirit brand ever to be led by all women I think. When we calculated them, there were like ten I. There are things like me being the first, African American on the cover of major whisky magazine like these types of I. You would've thought happened before, but no apparently these are the years to to break all the records. Making history in twenty twenty, just like in eighteen, sixty six, when nearest green became Jack Daniels I master distiller, the First Avenue American board, and for that matter, the last one for a major brand to. Remember that photo of Jack Next, George Green one of the sons of nearest the photo that sent fond down the unexpected road of creating a whiskey to honor him. The photos on the wall of these photos are all our master distiller. On the wall at the Jack Daniel's distillery. This is where Mr Nathan. Nearest grease picture belongs to memorialize one near accomplished and honor the friendship between him and Jack when the continues to this day among the families, visitors can now learn how after emancipation nearest kept working for Jack how Jack hate him a fair wage based on his skill, and how things Vaughn's research? We know that nearest when from slavery to becoming the wealthiest African American in Lynchburg potentially wealthier than some of his white neighbors. It's a story that visitors Jack. Daniels excited to hear like Stacey. Levine Ivan Stefan Oh. Do you think it's important to tell his part of the story when telling the Jack Daniel's story as well? I think. This story is probably just as important, if not more important because he's the the one who who made it happen. Here's the capitalist, and so the fact that he is a former slave, just adds to the the greatness of the story I think it's a story whose time has really come again. Nelson Eddy. The historian at Jack Daniels out of this really divided time comes the story people working together in this small town in the south. That's really a remarkable story. It's one I think we can be proud of. And Jack, Daniels we'd like to think that whiskey brings people together. But actually it's people like Jack in years. That could bring brings together. In the four years since fallen I read about nearest green. Her impact has been far reaching for Jack Daniels. Yes, but even more for nearest green and his family that includes establishing a foundation which provides scholarships.
"victoria butler" Discussed on Proof
"We're back in two thousand sixteen. Fon Weaver was an author and investor who lived in Los Angeles drink of choice Bourbon at Eh Taylor to be exact and barrow proof neat. That was about the extent of her connection to the industry. Then she read the story about nearest green, and saw the picture of his son and right there. She decided she had to go visit this small southern town where she. She knew no one and really didn't know what she'd find. She wasn't too concerned, but her husband was. I, mean you know we're African? American the city's called Lynchburg, so he had some pretty major reservations about my fascination with this story, and going to Lynchburg after being there for two days and meeting the people and seeing how not only wonderful they were how they were so open to helping. Helping, US, piece together this story and completely changed how he viewed when Fon got to town, she headed straight to Jack Daniels and went on several tours, but she said she didn't hear about near a screen like his name was not even mentioned which she found strange, the company said in that news article had planned to recognize him. It turns out however Jack. Daniels chose to wait on making any modifications. Modifications to the tours in the middle of Twenty Sixteen presidential election that article in the New York Times had proved to be a bit of a lightning Rod. Reactions ran from positive to negative. Some people wondered if the company had hidden history of nearest while others questioned its accuracy representative for Jack Daniels later said it worried about being criticized for trying to gain financially from featuring the story of nearest. In the end what Faan saw was that nearest was still missing, so she got to work very quickly. She pulled together documents and establish trust among the residents of Lynchburg who turned out, already knew part of the story like Nelson, Eddy, the, historian Jack Daniels Story of nearest green is something here in Lynchburg? They've long known Mayor Bonnie Lewis Definitely knew anybody that has. Study Dini his of Jack. Daniel knows the nearest greene story, and perhaps not surprisingly so did the great great granddaughter of nearest. Green Victoria Butler everyone. Lynch Park has always now. It was never secret the relationship between the Greens and the Daniels sliver secret in Lynchburg. Was that a revelation to you that wait, everybody here knows the story already. Oh, it was a complete revelation, so I'm in Lynchburg there to do some research and I'm getting a pedicure of all places and. Talks into the Nelson Right and I'm getting better here and I. Just asked the woman I tell her. There for and I said when that story came out in the New York Times I mean how did people here react? And she looks at Menges like well. We all knew the story already, so it was like totally not a big deal to us, and so I think that they didn't even recognize how significant this story is to America when the residents of Lynchburg met Fawn. Fawn and understood her interest in the story of nearest and how she wanted to tell it, they wanted to get involved and began actively seeking her out to share documents artifacts photographs with her. In fact, it started her first day doing research at the local library I wasn't even there for two hours before Jack's eldest descendent comes into the library and before she leaves i. I have telephone numbers and information on your screen sentence because they grew up together, they ate around the dinner table together. They were friends, so we begin there. And then she said you know where he grew up and where the distillery was where he learned how to make whisky. You realize that's for sale well. No, I didn't even I. wouldn't even thought the farm, was you? You know that they're still out there and an hour later causing calls me, and says I'm a Realtor I. Hear You WanNa. Go see the Dan Call Farm. You ran into my cousin at the library. I can take you up there, and and that is just the way these pieces began to fall together fond, and her husband bought that farm and have since restored it. Also assembled a team of more than twenty archivists, archaeologists, genealogists and historians who put in time and work to search for information about green and his family. They did research at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. They examined irs, Documents and census reports. Vaughn also interviewed the family near Green and along the way brief them on her findings in total estimates, they've collected more than ten thousand documents and. And other items about nearest and his family as well as Jack Daniel Lynchburg and distilleries in Tennessee the irony of it. All and I think this is a part of how I know that the story was just meant to be told no one ever build me to this day. No one has ever build me on the work that they did to help. This story uncovered with that information. FAWN has been. been able to piece together more details about nearest Greens life including where she believes he was born in the eighteen seventy census. There's one page where every single person put t in Tennessee for their answer to the question, were you born except nearest green next to his name? It's marked MD for Maryland Font also thinks she's narrow down the year he was born eighteen twenty. However, you have to remember African. African Americans were property, not people until the end of eighteen sixty five, so you have these census takers in eighteen seventy that showing up at the doors, and now all of a sudden they're counting African Americans. Not As property, but as people and they're looking at them and saying what's your name and they're telling them their name. How do you spell it I? Don't know I. Don't read them right. Well, how old are you I? Don't know I don't have a birth certificate and so there are literally looking the census when it comes to African. Americans is so inaccurate because there literally looking at you and trying to tell how old you are I. Don't know if you've ever heard the saying that black. Don't crack, but when I look at it and I see an eight thousand eighty. They said he's sixty I'm thinking he's closer. So. I don't know we don't know his age. We WanNA. Think we know his age, but we don't. It's one of several examples that demonstrates how hard it can be to learn about people who had been enslaved. There's often little documentation, but when nearest became a freeman, there were more records, and that's where fond made perhaps her biggest discovery one that even Jack Daniels did not know nearest was more than a teacher. He was Jack's I. Master Distiller, and that makes nearest green, the first African American one.
"victoria butler" Discussed on Household Name
"Uncle nearest on also brought the green family into the whiskey business. In fact the master blender that's the person who decides what the final whiskey will taste like is Victoria Butler one of near descendants. Which one did you blend that? Eight hundred eighty four. And why is it? Eight hundred eighty four. That is the year that we believe near screen last but with skin. A barrel cheers cheers delicious. It's got a lot of sweetness to it for. Sure that now Little it's a little bit nutty is a little like butterscotch. That comes from. The Oak. Victoria spent almost thirty one years working for the federal government before she retired. Thanks to Fawn. She has a second unexpected career though. Perhaps it's not too surprising. Considering her great great grandfather was whiskey really is in my blood and had it not been for this grand being launched a may have never tapped into that. So I'm thrilled to be doing what? I'm doing now to have the honor of being the first African American female to be master blender. A major spirit is huge. And so I don't take lightly and so I I'm loving master blender Victoria Butler her office at the distillery is down the hall from Sherry more. The operations manager and across the hall is Fawns who I might add is the first African American woman to own and run a major spirit brand. Our brand is the first major spirit brand ever to be led by all women I think when we calculated them there were like ten. I there things like me being the first African American on the cover of a major whisky magazine like these types of I you would have thought happened before but no apparently these are years to to break all these records making history in twenty twenty just like an eighteen sixty six when nearest green became Jack. Daniels I master distiller the first African American on record and for that matter the last one for Meijer brand to remember that photo of Jack. Next George Green one of the sons of nearest the photo that sent fond down the unexpected road of creating a whiskey to honor him. The photos on the wall of these photos are all our master distillers. It's now on the wall at the Jack Daniel's distillery. This is where Mr Nathan near screens. Picture belongs to memorialize what nearest accomplished and honor the friendship between him and Jack when the continues to this day among the families visitors can now learn how after emancipation nearest kept working for Jack. How Jack paid him a fair wage based on his skill and how thanks to Vaughn's research we know that nearest when from slavery to becoming the wealthiest African American in Lynchburg potentially wealthier than some of his white neighbors. It's a story that visitors a Jack Daniels or excited to hear. Like Stacey Levine. Ivan Stefan. Oh do you think it's important to tell his part of the story when telling the Jack Daniel's story as well I think this story is probably just as important if not more important because he is the one who happen. Here's the catalyst. And so the fact that he's a former slave just adds to the the greatness of the story. I think it's a story whose time has really come again. Nelson Eddy The historian at Jack Daniels. Out of this really divided. Time comes this story of people working together in this small town in the south. That's really a remarkable story. It's one I think we can be proud of and Jack Daniels we'd like to think that whiskey brings people together. But actually it's people like Jack and nearest could brings together in the four years since I read about nearest green. Her impact has been far reaching for Jack Daniels. Yes but even more for nearest green and his family life that includes establishing a foundation which provides scholarships for his descendants to go to college already. There are twelve recipients. They're also plans to build a memorial park named after him near the Jack. Daniel's distillery what it has done for my family is let the world know who near screen is so fine waiver in my book is a Rockstar. Sometimes it takes a person from the outside to rediscover truths and uncover new ones. That were always there but just needed more attention and today thanks to the creation of uncle. Nearest whiskey near story is one more people will like the here because.
"victoria butler" Discussed on 710 WOR
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