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Now she has big plans for the organization. Weaver and her husband have already purchased the 313-acre farm where Call’s distillery was located. And she hopes to recognize him by creating a memorial park and opening a museum in Lynchburg that will highlight the history of Tennessee whiskey.
But that’s not all. Weaver also wants to rename a local street to Nearest Green Way, publish a book chronicling Green’s life and launch a scholarship fund for his direct descendants. And later this month, she will release “Uncle Nearest 1856," a Tennessee-crafted whiskey to celebrate Green.
"When I met with the descendants of George Green, the son most known for helping his father, Nearest, and Jack Daniel in the whiskey business, I asked them what they thought was the best way to honor Nearest,” Weaver said. “Their response was, 'No one owes us anything. We know that. But putting his name on a bottle, letting people know what he did, would be great.'"
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