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Humble Baron

Humble Baron

[Shelbyville, TN] Nathan “Nearest” Green was born into slavery and emancipated after the American Civil War. The first African American master distiller on record in the United States, he taught his distilling techniques to Jack Daniel, founder of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery.

Today, Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tennessee, commemorates the godfather of Tennessee Whiskey. Dubbed “Malt Disney World,” and named by Travel + Leisure as a “true whiskey destination,” the 323-acre property has become known as a full-blown destination for whiskey lovers and history enthusiasts.

Now, a restaurant, bar and live music venue called Humble Baron anticipates it will help boost distillery visitors.

In addition to signature libations and a menu created by James Beard-nominee Chef G. Garvin, the Humble Baron features indoor and outdoor stages designed by the former technical director and engineer for Prince’s Paisley Park. The venue can host more than 15,000 guests for live concerts.

But that is not what got the Humble Baron into the Guinness Book of World Records. The entertainment complex sports a 17-station, 518-foot-long bar that wraps around the indoor stage.

Think about that in comparison to an American football field which is 360 feet long, end zone to end zone.

With its ‘world’s longest bar,’ Humble Baron opened Mar. 23, 2023, becoming a place where, literally, everyone has a seat at the table.

We are sure Nearest Green would be proud.


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