Uncle Nearest Agrees to Acquire Square One Organic Spirits

Lance Cameron
By Lance Cameron 3 Min Read

Top-selling Black-owned spirit company, Uncle Nearest has announced their acquisition of Square One Spirits.

Square One Spirits are 20-year-old dedicated USDA-certified organics spirits and organic rye vodka brand.

Square One Spirits makes Vodkas, Mixers and Ready to Drink Cocktails. Vodka Flavours include Organic Vodka (Original), Cucumber, Botanical, Basil and Bergamot. The Cocktail Mixers come in Spicy Ginger, Bloody Mary, Pink Daisy and Luscious Lime. Ready to Drink cocktails include Pear of Roses, Basil Berry Fizz, Mediterranean Peal and Cucumber Therapy.

Founded by sales-driven Founder and CEO Allison Evanow’s, The brand boasts lifetime sales exceeding $22 million with nearly 200,000 cases sold.

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This is only Uncle Nearest’s second acquisition since its last acquisition of the Domaine Saint Martin brand, which is a cognac brand with 350 years of history. The Domain Saint Martin brands spans more than 100 acres along the Frances Charente River in Cognac, France. The estate even has the remarkable distinction of accounting for 40 per cent of the Grande Champagne vineyards in the city of Cognac which is recognised for its prestigious cru for cognac production.

Uncle Nearest highlights that these combined acquisitions have positioned the company as a player in the Cognac and Vodka markets.

“In 2020, I expressed our vision for Uncle Nearest to not just be a brand, but to become the first spirits conglomerate in America founded by a woman or person of color,” stated Fawn Weaver, Founder and CEO of Uncle Nearest.” Many saw this as wishful thinking since we were only three years into our journey at the time.”

About Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey pays tribute to the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green. It was the pioneer spirits brand to bear the name of a Black American.

The brand’s portfolio boasts the Most Awarded Bourbon and American Whiskey titles for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 amassing over 1,250 awards and accolades since its launch in 2017. This includes an impressive 710 Gold medals or higher, which includes 125 Best in Class honours and an average critic’s score of 92.

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Uncle Nearest is currently available in all 50 states and 12 countries, with a presence in more than 45,000 stores, bars, hotels, and restaurants, as well as its 458-acre Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn.

To learn more about Unclue Nearest, you can visit the website and follow on Instagram and Facebook @unclenearest.

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