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Love & Whiskey - by Fawn Weaver (Hardcover)

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Book Synopsis

Embark on a captivating journey with Love & Whiskey. New York Times bestselling author Fawn Weaver unveils the hidden narrative behind one of America's most iconic whiskey brands. This book is a vibrant exploration set in the present day, delving into the life and legacy of Nearest Green, the African American distilling genius who played a pivotal role in the creation of the whiskey that bears Jack Daniel's name.

Set against the backdrop of Lynchburg, Tennessee, this narrative weaves together a thrilling blend of personal discovery, historical investigation, and the revelation of a story long overshadowed by time. Through extensive research, personal interviews, and the uncovering of long-buried documents, Weaver brings to light not only the remarkable bond between Nearest Green and Jack Daniel but also Daniel's concerted efforts during his lifetime to ensure Green's legacy would not be forgotten. This deep respect for his teacher, mentor, and friend was mirrored in Jack's dedication to ensuring that the stories and achievements of Nearest Green's descendants, who continued the tradition of working side by side with Jack and his descendants, would also not be forgotten

Love & Whiskey is more than just a recounting of historical facts; it's a live journey into the heart of storytelling, where every discovery adds a layer to the rich tapestry of American history. Weaver's pursuit highlights the importance of acknowledging those who have shaped our cultural landscape; yet remained in the shadows.

As Weaver intertwines her present-day quest with the historical threads of Green and Daniel's lives, she not only pays homage to their legacy but also spearheads the creation of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. This endeavor has not only brought Nearest Green's name to the forefront of the whiskey industry but has also set new records, symbolizing a step forward in recognizing and celebrating African American contributions to the spirit world.

Love & Whiskey invites readers to witness a story of enduring friendship, resilience, and the impact of giving credit where it's long overdue. It's an inspiring tale of how uncovering the past can forge new paths and how the spirit of whiskey has connected lives across generations. Join Fawn Weaver on this extraordinary adventure, as she navigates through the layers of history, friendship, and the unbreakable bonds formed by the legacy of America's native spirit, ensuring the stories of Nearest Green and his descendants live on in the heart of American culture.

Review Quotes

"A vast history that was largely untapped - until now... The company's roots follow an unlikely camaraderie, born on a plantation. ... it wouldn't be until decades later after five generations of master blenders that Green's name would finally make its mark." --Deborah Roberts, ABC News

"I so admire Fawn Weaver. I'm thinking, if you need an investigation, we need to call her." --Gayle King, journalist and co-host, CBS This Morning

"Many contributions of enslaved men and women have only just started to be recognized. Entrepreneur Fawn Weaver has made sure at least one critical piece of the history is not forgotten." --Olivia B. Waxman, TIME magazine

"Weaver didn't want to use Green to promote whiskey. Rather, she wanted to use whiskey to promote Green--and the idea that enslaved Black people were also a part of the story." -Clay Risen, reporter at The New York Times, writing for Bourbon+ Magazine

About the Author

A serial entrepreneur for more than two decades, Fawn Weaver is America's first Black female CEO of a major spirit brand. She has written two previous books, Happy Wives Club and The Argument-Free Marriage, is a regular contributor to Inc., and has been interviewed on top shows in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Italy, Belgium, Australia, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and New Zealand on topics ranging from accelerating growth in business without losing your soul to creating a happy balance between work and family. Weaver currently serves on the board of Endeavor, is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, the founder and chair of the Nearest Green Foundation, and a former executive board member of Meet Each Need With Dignity and Slavery No More.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 (H) x 6.0 (W) x 1.0 (D)
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: African American
Publisher: Melcher Media Inc
Format: Hardcover
Author: Fawn Weaver
Language: English
Street Date: June 18, 2024
TCIN: 91321655
UPC: 9781595911346
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-8669
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
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Set the Record Straight

5 out of 5 stars
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Jumpa23 - 3 days ago, Verified purchaser
This is a novel about how Jack Daniel respected and honored Nearest Green. Jack did not steal anything from Nearest but did things to ensure that he would not be forgotten as was many African Americans during those times. This book was thoroughly researched and well written.
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A Frienship That Stood The Test Of Time

5 out of 5 stars
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Bella Gyrl - 11 days ago
Fawn Weaver's compelling narrative of love, honor, history, and whiskey weaves together the extraordinary friendship of two men ahead of their time, uniting the people of Lynchburg, Tennessee. Fueled by extensive research, her storytelling skillfully brings to life the hidden tale of Uncle Nearest, resonating with warmth and emotion. The depth of the relationship between the Daniels and the Greens is beautifully portrayed, highlighting the heartwarming essence of love and whiskey. Fawn's unwavering commitment to preserving this history is evident, making her story both captivating and meaningful. Prepare to be immersed in the rich history revealed by Fawn's research, gain insight into Fawn's journey and partnership with Keith (her husband) to establish Uncle Nearest, and uncover the intriguing history of Lynchburg, TN. This promises to be an enlightening and enthralling experience.
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
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DavisK - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
So far I love reading this unfiltered story. Will update once I finish the book completely.
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Love for Love & Whiskey

5 out of 5 stars
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Rantilla - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: I just finished Love & Whiskey by Fawn Weaver. It's an incredible story of love and chance and faith and risk and whiskey and business and respect and lots of history. In one part of the book, when Fawn is talking about the possibility of going up against Brown-Forman (owner of Jack Daniels) she says "I understood the facts while knowing I was secure in the protection of God's care and the comfort of Keith's love. My heart was safe." WOW - what a statement in business. This is ONE SPECIAL WOMAN. Her business and the researching and sharing of the Uncle Nearest story was a calling! 5/5 for me. READ THIS BOOK! Drink this Whiskey! Uncle Nearest: Father, Husband, Mentor. The Best Whiskey Maker the World NEVER knew.... until now! Thank you Fawn Weaver. #SupportBlackOwnedBusiness #ReadBlackAuthors #DrinkGreatWhiskey
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