Will your city win this Single Barrel Showdown?

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey announced the nationwide rollout of its Single Barrel Whiskey. But instead of simply rolling out, the Tennessee-based whiskey company is launching in a splashy way with its ‘Single Barrel Showdown: America’s Choice.’ Here’s the deal.

The new whiskey will be released in 5 cities across the United States prior to its national launch. To determine who receives the juice first, Uncle Nearest initiated a public vote which is live through August 2nd. Log into the website, vote for your city to be first in line to carry Uncle Nearest Single Barrel, and you are automatically entered to score a trip.

After August 2nd, Uncle Nearest will announce the winning cities and the contest winner, who will be flown to Nashville and treated to a private distillery tour and tasting at the Shelbyville-based distillery. Uncle Nearest Single Barrel will hit shelves on the distillery’s 4th birthday, August 5th.

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